Speeding Can Overcome The Safety Of A Helmet
Motorcycle helmets are essential for reducing the chances of a fatality in a motorcycle crash. Unfortunately, they are not a perfect protection from injury and death. No safety feature is. An accident that happened in Killeen is just one example.
A motorcyclist was driving on Lake Road at high speed and lost control, according to KWTX. The rider struck a curb and flew off of the motorcycle. Despite the efforts of two hospitals, the rider died of his injuries despite wearing a helmet.
While this rider was speeding, according to the police, even a low-speed crash with a helmet carries a slight risk of death. According to the CDC, helmets reduce the chance of death by about a third and the risk of head injuries by two-thirds. This reduction is significant enough that wearing a helmet while riding is a good idea.
However, riders must not let a small safety increase push them to take riskier behaviors like speeding. The more the speedometer climbs, the higher the chances of injury and death in a crash. Go too fast and your helmet and other safety gear may not be able to compensate with all the extra force. We urge all riders to wear helmets and obey the speed limits. Also, consider taking a motorcycle training course. It will help you in emergencies and could even get you a discount on your insurance.