Why wear a helmet? In-country, more than 60,000 people die in traffic accidents each year, of which more than 41% are two-wheeled bike riders, ranking first. About 80% of the deaths of motorcyclists and electric bicycle drivers are caused by head injury.
- When it comes to wearing a safety helmet
- Some people are afraid of affecting their hairstyle
- Some people feel wearing hot
- Some people find it troublesome
The correct use of helmets can greatly reduce the direct injury of the accident to the cyclist and effectively reduce the mortality rate. Inferior helmets can’t protect the head, and may even cause secondary damage due to component fragmentation caused by collisions.
The use of helmets has a long history. Primitive humans used coconut shells and large tortoise shells to protect their heads to hunt down beasts and fight. With the development of metallurgical technology and the need for war, people invented metal helmets. Later, scientists improved the helmet based on the structure of the woodpecker’s head, resulting in the helmet we commonly use today.
Helmets are usually composed of shell, inner lining, goggles and other parts.
The shell is generally made of engineering plastics (commonly ABS and PC materials) or glass fiber. The material is hard and can avoid a direct impact on the head, ground, and other hard objects. The stronger the shell is, the more it can resist the impact of the outside on the head. Among them, glass fiber has the highest hardness, followed by PC material, and ABS again.
The inner lining is a buffer layer, mostly foam material (such as polystyrene foam EPS), the material is soft, can absorb the collision energy of the head, to reduce the risk of head injury.
Motorcycles and electric vehicles do not have safety equipment such as airbags to ensure driving safety like cars, so many people say that cars are iron-clad meat, and motorcycles are meat-clad iron! Therefore, it is very important to ride motorcycles, electric vehicles, and wear the necessary protective gear and helmets.