On-Road Safety with Helmets How to remain safe and cool whilst using a helmet on-road. Whenever someone decides to have some solo outing, riding a motorcycle pops up in most of enthusiasts’ minds. More often than not, people ride for entertainment and take safety as a matter of personal choice, and sometimes this type of behavior usually leads to overlooking safety. As far as safety is concerned, helmets are key devices as they protect you in case of an accident, collision, or even a normal fall due to skidding or encountering an obstacle on the road whilst riding. Furthermore, they also help in protecting your head and upper torso from airborne obstacles, such as dirt, flying pieces of stones or glass, bugs, rain, snow, and sleet. This article is aimed to put forward some of the key factors in figuring out the safest and also most stylist helmet:
This is the most important factor that you have to understand before purchasing a helmet. Riders come in varying head shapes. These shapes include round, oval, egg, reverse egg and earth. Helmets are also particularly made to cater to these varying head shapes. Thus, the choice is given to the purchasers. They must select the most appropriate helmet shape that will greatly support their head.
Be sure that your helmet gives you appropriate peripheral vision. This is simply to avoid accidents and other untoward incidents.
Liners vary depending on the design, material and shape of the helmet. Liners must give comfort and protection to the rider. Thus, it must be compatible with the rider’s needs. Liners that produce pressure points must be avoided. Pressure points are usually located against the temples, forehead and cheeks. Helmet liner ‘skull cap’ is preferable. Moreover, it is better if you personally try the helmet before purchasing it. This is to ensure that it will not be burdensome in the future. Before purchasing a helmet, it is important to wear it first for an extended period to be sure of the fit and feel. Wear ear plugs to be acquainted with the surrounding sounds. While going through some latest helmets by leading manufacturers such as Arai, Bell and Nolan, we have come across GREX R1, the latest professional helmet by Nolan Group and its also tested and approved by Snell and DOT. The GREX R1 is a professional riding helmet dedicated to stylish riders such as teenagers and young adults. It represents value for an excellent entry-level full-face helmet. The base trim and the visor trim of this full-face helmet are both made of rubber. The visor is scratch resistant and offers UV protection up to 400 nanometers. Ventilation is ensured by two front air intakes. The internal padding is particularly comfortable and above all, it’s made in Italy by the Nolan Group. Depending on the kinds of roads that you ride, the average distance you ride every day, and the amount of traffic in the roads that you normally ride, you should decide the amount of protection you need. You should always take adequate safety measures while riding such as helmets, jackets, boots, gloves, chest, etc.
OutdoorUAE September 2012