I want to talk about a key point to motorcycle helmet safety that I recently came across that I hadn’t really thought about in a long time. No, it’s not to preach to you that you need to wear helmets and they got to be DOT regulated helmet for proper safety. I’m not going to go there, we all know that, we hear it time and time again. The point of this is, you need to properly replace your motorcycle helmet at certain significant points.
Now, this comes from an independent foundation that does motorcycle helmet testing and their main point was, regardless of whether you’ve been in an accident or not with this helmet, every five years, get it replaced regardless.
And that was an interesting point because what they were talking about is, the helmet is going to deteriorate just from use. Much less if you’ve been in an accident, you have a crack in it, something like that. So, their point was, it ages overtime both from just using it, from the wind, everything else and interestingly from various oils from your hair and body that can be gel, hairspray, things like that apparently, deteriorate the foaming inside that’s helping to protect your head if you’re in an accident.
So, again regardless of accident you need to get it replaced every five years. Their final reason for it by the way was, one that you don’t think about, which is the tech gets better every couple of years.
So, get in there and get a new helmet every five years because it’s going to be lighter, it’s going to be stronger, it’s going to protect you better.
The other point, I think we all know but it’s a good reminder, any accident you’re in, get that helmet replaced regardless of the severity of the accident, doesn’t matter if you’ve hit your head, doesn’t matter if there’s cracks, visible signs of damage, get it replaced before your next ride after any type of accident.
I hope this video’s helpful to give you some reminders about your helmet, maybe get out there and double check the age of your helmet and get it replaced if you’re hitting that five-year mark.
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