The Helmet Controversy
By Diane Ortiz – President and founder of the Big Apple Motorcycle School
On Facebook and other social media there is still controversy over helmet types and use. There are some that swear by the minimum “skid lid” saying that they feel confined by a full-face helmet. Others, myself included, wear a full-face, high-quality helmet all the time and feel naked without it. Both sides often feel strongly that their choice is the best. So what influences a person’s choice regarding helmet use?
Risk is an ever-present element of motorcycle riding. It’s a given. Life is also a risk and we do things every day, often without a second thought, to minimize that risk. We wear appropriate clothing when it’s cold out, brush our teeth to avoid cavities, don’t drink and drive, wear our seat belts and keep our vehicles in good running condition. Head injuries are still the number one reason motorcyclists die in crashes. Wearing a helmet is still the number one way to minimize that risk. But often riders wear helmets that have very little crash protection or don’t wear any at all in states that don’t require it. (Continue Reading)Mar 11th by Full Throttle NY NE Magazine Continue Reading