Motorcycle safety is a growing concern in the motorcycle community. The helmet is the minimum line of defense to prevent head injuries in accidents. Many states do not have laws that make it mandatory for helmets to be worn. Local motorcycle communities are always deeply affected when a fellow rider has had received serious injury or passed away due to an accident. When no helmet or safety gear is worn, many riders question if a helmet was worn would the rider have had a different outcome. Many motorcycle clubs and groups try to encourage its members to wear safety gear at all times. Some riders do see the benefits of investing in and always wearing their personal safety gear. Here are a few tips on obtaining a discount helmet.
Purchasing used or second hand helmets are not the safest option. When a helmet is dropped it becomes expired. Meaning that it no longer is effective to protect the brain or face from injury upon impact. Many sellers simply do not understand the safety issues regarding used helmets. Sellers on Craigslist or eBay may genuinely have helmets that look nice, but they can not guarantee the helmets have not been involved in an accident. Garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops often are seen as helmet sales opportunities for riders who are upgrading their safety equipment. Even if the rider is trying to actively sell the item and swears it has never been involved in an accident do not purchase the helmet. Buying a new unused helmet is the safest option.
Helmets that are Department of Transportation or DOT approved have been tested to meet minimum safety standards. There are many different manufacturers of helmets. Some helmets have different styles of visors, straps, or internal features that affect the price point of the helmet. Always thoroughly read the helmet description when ordering online.
Expensive helmets may be available at a discount when retailers release newer styles. These savings can help the rider upgrade the quality of their helmet at a lower price point.Consider the personal style of the rider when buying a discount helmet. Some styles are not becoming to all riders. For example, if the riders belongs to a motorcycle club think about the club colors. If the budget is tight, always invest in the best discount helmet that meets the budget at that time. Brain injury and other physical injuries can occur even while riding at low speeds. Protective gear is only effective when worn.
Shop online to become familiar with the different styles of motorcycle helmets. View purchasing motorcycle safety equipment as an investment in the safety of the motorcycle rider.