Helmets are a common feature among motorcycle riders, and if your kids are going on a ride this year you might want to talk to them about helmet safety. The helmets are designed to protect a rider’s head in case of an accident. You need to make sure that your child is wearing a helmet that fits properly. Here’s how to do it.
Make sure that the helmet you purchase is a DOT approved helmet. This means that the helmet meets federal safety standards for riding a bike. So you want to make sure that the helmet your child is wearing has a DOT approval on it. You can check out the helmet for yourself or ask the store that sold it to you what the status of their helmet safety is. A DOT approved helmet will not only be sturdy and hard-wearing, but also it will have the right seal and have straps that are secure enough to hold it up while riding the bike.
When you find a helmet that you think your child might like, you should also measure the kid’s head. Measure from the eyebrows to the top of the forehead. This will give you a more accurate idea of how big your child’s helmet should be. Then measure the length between his eyebrows, or from his nape to his shoulders. This is the size that your helmet should be.
Once you have found the right size helmet for your child, you need to make sure that he wears it the right way. It is best for him to always wear his helmet backwards. If the helmet does not fit snugly, then it will not stay in place and he could likely fall off.
If your child wears a helmet that does not fit him properly, you might be able to get him a couple of different sizes. If you buy a helmet in a set, you can get him a size that fits snugly and covers his entire head. If you buy him a helmet that is sold separately, he might be able to get one that covers just his chin. Either way, you are still getting helmet safety. Motorcycle helmets help to reduce the risk of a head injury by almost 70%
Remember, if your child is wearing a helmet, he is more likely to be safe. He can be hurt by other objects that hit against him, but he is unlikely to be killed. So make sure that his helmet is the safest helmet he can possibly get. There is no reason to endanger your child’s safety with a helmet that does not meet the minimum safety standards. Make sure to always follow the helmet safety rules that apply to you, so that you can provide your child with the safety he needs.