Why Should You Wear a Helmet?
We see a lot of riders, irrespective of their gender or which two wheeler they’re riding, commute everyday without wearing any helmets.
“The hair gets spoilt”, “It is barely a ten minute ride”, “I’m just going around the corner to pick up some groceries” – These are some of the most commonly used excuses by riders. Women cover themselves up with glasses and scarves around their face and even go to the extent of wearing sun coats and gloves – their logic being to protect their skin from tanning while riding around in the sun. But when asked why wearing a helmet is something they don’t consider important enough, the most silliest of reasons can be expected to follow.
The men are no better. They dream of the fastest and the fanciest of motorbikes to own, even have posters of bikes in their rooms but investing and buying a good helmet is something they like to think twice on.
Unfortunately , the importance of wearing helmets while riding isn’t something that was instilled in the minds of our Indian riders. Even after many state governments made wearing helmets mandatory, the people still just don’t seem to follow.
It is very important to change this mindset and to teach from early on , that wearing a helmet can save your life and can protect you or other commuters around you from grave injuries on the road.
The following are facts that throw some light into this situation more and tell us just how important wearing a helmet can be:
• Head injuries contribute to 75%-88% of motorbike fatalities.
• Wearing a motorcycle helmet correctly can reduce the risk of death by almost 40%.
• A helmet can even reduce the risk of severe injury by over 70%!
• Only 40% of all countries worldwide have a comprehensive helmet law.
So, the next time you plan a trip on your two-wheeler , irrespective of how much distance is , don’t forget to first go and purchase a helmet for yourself and even for your pillion ! Another important thing to purchase is the Bajaj Allianz two wheeler insurance, which ensures that your bike stays protected at all times !
Go ahead and secure your future with a helmet and secure your two wheeler’s future with Bajaj Allianz .