What to look for in a scooter helmet
Make wearing a helmet a habit when riding your scooter. Eventually, every scooter rider will fall at least once and the outcome could be catastrophic if you are not wearing a proper helmet. Make sure to wear a helmet to prevent head injuries.
When looking for the right helmet, you have to look beyond the bright colors and fancy designs The first thing to look for is a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation which means it is road legal in the United States.
Make sure your helmet fits correctly, you don’t want one that’s too big or too small. Most helmets are unisex, so most women will generally just need a smaller size.For the best protection, consider a full face helmet which also cuts down on rider fatigue and wind noise. A full-face helmet offers the most coverage around your neck and head. It also gives you the best protection from the weather, debris, and insects. The chin bar on a full-face helmet can help you avoid injuries to your chin and jaw.
While it may be tempting, you should never use a bicycle helmet for protection when riding a motor scooter. You can safely wear a motorcycle helmet when operating a scooter, but bike helmets are designed for less of an impact since bikes are ridden much slower. Remember, even a 50cc scooter can travel at speeds up to 35mph.
Laws Mostly the Same
Almost every state in the United States, including California, require helmets when riding a scooter. Even if you are in the few states that do not require the use of a helmet, you should still wear one for your own safety.
If you need anymore information on scooters and if they should be used for commuting, talk to the scooter experts at the Ehline Law Firm APLC. Ehline law attorneys specialize in scooter accidents. All initial consultations are free. We answer the phone and, in some cases, can cover your medical expenses upfront.