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Does Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Save Lives?

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When you were younger, your parents always made you wear a helmet when you rode your bicycle around the neighborhood. Now that you’re older and have opted to ride a motorcycle as your form of transportation, it makes sense that you should continue wearing protective gear. While some people may wonder if they need to wear a helmet while riding their motorcycles, the simple answer is yes — because doing so can save your life.

Why Should I Wear a Motorcycle Helmet?

Under Texas law, you must wear a helmet on a motorcycle unless you meet the following criteria:

  • You are over the age of 21
  • You have completed a department-approved Motorcycle Operator Training Course or proof that you maintain at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage.

If you do not meet those requirements, you must always wear a helmet when riding.

Its Saves Lives

Research from Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety discovered that there were 10 times as many motorcyclist without helmet fatalities than those wearing a helmet. Additionally, a study by the University of Wisconsin in Madison found that motorcycle riders who did not wear helmets sustained spinal injuries at double the rate of those who ware helmet.

Overall, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle lowers your risk of head injury by 69%, and your risk of death by 42%. With motorcycles offering less outer protection than other vehicles, it would be wise to take advantage of the protection helmets offer.

Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer serious injuries or death in an accident. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Daspit Law Firm is here to inform you about your rights and legal options. We can begin working on an individualized strategy for you and help you collect the compensation you are entitled to.

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