Riding a Motorcycle at high speeds is the dream of every young boy or girl. It will be a lot of fun and gives a sense of freedom to ride a bike on an open road.
Keeping the fun and usefulness of the transport apart, it poses a high risk to ride a bike on the road. There are serious dangers involved and a threat to life when you take to the road. As the motorcycle does not provide structural protection that a car does, drivers have to look after their safety by using safety gear.
The most important safety gear being Helmet. The head and brain are the most vulnerable parts to injury in a motorcycle accident. Drivers and passengers wearing helmets increase their chance of survival significantly over non-helmet wearers. As per the survey, 60% of the motorcyclist fatalities are due to not wearing helmets.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that even the non-fatal motorcycle injuries happened to the riders who did not wear a helmet, results in high health care costs, longer hospitalization, longer recovery periods, and an increased loss in quality of life.
It is the time for the motorcyclists to realize the risks of riding a bike without a helmet.