Friday, June 29, 2012

today's reasons to wear a motorcycle helmet

My brother and sister-in-law hit a deer on the highway. Both of them have broken ribs and spent several days in the hospital—Cindy broke seven ribs if I remember correctly. The only reason they're still alive is they were wearing their helmets.

Emma noted the best reason to always wear a helmet: If you carry a motorcycle helmet into a bar or coffeeshop, everyone will know you're cool.


  1. Yikes. Sympathies to both—broken ribs continue to hurt long after the accident that caused them is forgotten.

  2. When riding a motorbike or even a scooter, not just always wear a helmet but always wear proper protective clothing as well. Helmets save lives and are mandatory in many countries (not the US apparently, but then I can't say I'm surprised). And proper protective wear can make the difference between a few unpleasant bruises and injuries that require skin grafts.

    My best wishes for the speedy recovery of your brother and sister-in-law.

    1. Thank you!

      In the US, helmet laws vary from state to state. Yeah, it's crazy.

  3. Motorcycle riders are 35% more likely to be hurt or killed in an accident compared to the lower rate of injury or death with an car accident. If the motorcycle rider is wearing a protective motorcycle helmet, they are less likely to suffer serious head injuries. Helmets protect the head from road rash and trauma in accidents.