When it comes to bike riding, safety is the top priority. Whether you’re riding a cargo bicycle or adult tricycle, you want to ensure you’re staying safe. The best way to have a safe ride is to wear a helmet. Never go out for a ride without wearing one.
How Important is it to Wear a Helmet?
- It’s the law - Helmet wearing laws vary by state and towns. However, to avoid getting penalties, always wear a helmet. Many local ordinances require all riders to wear a helmet at all times.
- Protect your head and brain - This is the number one reason to wear a helmet when riding. The number one cause of death for bike riders is injuries to the head. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that helmets are 85 to 88 percent effective in preventing head injuries.
- Set an example - Children tend to do what they see, not what they’re told. It’s not as useful to tell your children to wear a helmet if you’re not wearing one when you head out. Wearing a helmet is the most efficient way to ensure your children and the children around you will wear one.
- Keep warm and dry - During wet or chilly days, a helmet helps to keep your head dry. It also assists heat from escaping, which results in keeping you warm during your ride.
If you’re in the market for a cargo bike or other type of bicycle, give us a call. We’ll help you find the ride that best fits your needs and provide you with all the accessories.