Want to be a Safer Rider? Here are five things to keep in mind when buying headphones

Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to riding a bicycle or any other two-wheeler. Unlike cars where you can rely on multiple safety features like airbags, seat belts and strong bodywork, in bikes you remain completely exposed to incoming threats.

While riding a bike, there are still a few precautions you can take to minimize injury in the event of an accident. Safety gear such as riding jackets, elbow and knee pads, and riding shoes are designed to absorb impact if the rider falls or encounters an accident. But, wearing full riding gear is not so practical for daily commuters, so opting for a good helmet is the minimum you should do.

But even a helmet only works if it fits your head properly. If the helmet is too large and there is a large gap between your head and the helmet, it will not be as effective at absorbing impact. Whereas, when the helmet is too tight, it can adversely affect your ears and head, which can start to hurt, especially if worn for long periods of time.

So, while choosing the right headset, consider some points mentioned below:

Form:As we all have different head shapes, even manufacturers make helmets accordingly and offer a range of helmets. Helmets often come in three common shapes: round oval, intermediate oval, and long oval. To determine the shape of your head, one can use a mirror and then choose the right helmet.

Cut:Besides having different shapes, our heads also vary in size. When buying a new helmet, be sure to always look for the label where manufacturers usually list the size. The helmet shell often comes in sizes ranging from small to extra large. However, it is advisable to always wear the helmet to ensure a good fit.

Type:Which type or style to choose depends solely on the rider’s comfort and goal. While off-road riders choose off-road helmets with an extended chin bar and better airflow, daily commuters prefer half-face or open face helmets. Other types also include full face helmet, double sport helmet and modular motorcycle helmets.

Quality:Helmets are not something you change very often given that they are mostly durable and not that cheap. So try to invest in a good brand like Steelbird, Vega and Studds and avoid buying cheap helmets that will barely protect you in an accident.

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Certificate :To make sure your helmet has been tested before putting it on your head, look for certain markings on the helmet. In India, ISI (Indian Standards Institute) certified helmets are considered the safest. Certification is only granted to manufacturers who test their helmets in the laboratory before selling them on the market.

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