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How does a helmet help in an Ohio motorcycle accident?

When you jump on a motorcycle, you know there is nothing between you and the road (or other vehicles) but your clothes. For this reason, it is important to wear as much protective gear as possible. This starts with a helmet.

It is easy to believe that a motorcycle helmet will offer no benefits in the event of an accident. However, this is not true. It can protect your head and brain from serious injury, such as a skull fracture, which could be the difference between life and death.

According to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "Helmets saved the lives of 1,617 motorcyclists in 2011 and that 703 more lives in all states could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets."

This is a big deal, as it shows that helmets can indeed save lives. It also proves that not wearing a helmet increases the chance of death.

Some people think it is "uncool" to wear a motorcycle helmet. Others believe it will distract them while driving. Don't let either one of these excuses get in your way. You should fully understand the benefits of wearing a helmet. Furthermore, make sure you never start your bike unless your head is protected.

There is no denying that a helmet can help prevent serious injury in the event of a motorcycle accident. If you protect your head, you lessen the chance of a traumatic brain injury.

Remember, you don't have to be in the wrong for an accident to happen. Another driver could make an error that puts you in a terrible position.

Source: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "Motorcycle Helmets" accessed Mar. 17, 2015

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