A motorcycle helmet is more than just headgear to a rider. It is an expression of uniqueness and identity. It is an embodiment of one’s persona, and possibly catnip to the ladies. But above the notoriety and sense of cool that comes with a helmet, it must be effective. It has to protect the rider’s head in the event of an accident. After all, motorcycle riders don’t have the added protection of a steel cage that people in cars have. The only protection between a rider’s head and the pavement is the helmet.
Because of this, it is critical that riders wear certified motorcycle helmets when they ride.