Suggestions are given for selecting helmets for motorcycle riders. Helmets should be bought just as if they were hats--by exact size rather than large, medium or small. The difference between open-face and full-coverage helmets is a personal choice, but any rider who has ever taken a fall and landed on his or her face will know what full coverage is worth in terms or the nose, teeth, chin and jaw. Full coverage also protects from wind and sun. The helmet should have a double "D" ring fastener for adjusting fit and keeping the helmet on the head during emergency situations. Other suggestions include tips for trying on helmets, never buy a used helmet, dropping a helmet could be all the impact needed to use up its one life, and replace a helmet every three years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 6-8
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 590
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM