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Radical new motorcycle helmet hitting the road next year

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:02 AM
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OK, for those who choose to take a lot of low speed crashes, I guess that's fine. Personally, (and yes, you can't account for the unexptected) I plan on riding in such a manner as to maximize the "shiny side up" concept. This helmet may be rather unaffordable though. Neat concept, anyway.

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Lets hope not too many hit the road too often!

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I may have to invest when they come out. I have family and people I love, and I want to make sure I can be around for them for a long time, so any chance I get to maximize my chance of making it out of a spill in better shape, I try to do so.

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I wonder how many 4.5 mph or lower impacts take place?
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I read somewhere recently that injuries due to head strikes on the road comprise a rather small percentage of all motorcycle crash-related injuries. That, as I recall, included both those who did and did not wear helmets. Apparently most of the injuries were to the body and extrematies, not the head.

While anytime the helmet hits the ground in a get-off and should be replaced, it is, according to those conducting accident studies (NHTSA, I believe, as well as the insurance industry) the least likely of injuries for some reason. I wish I could cite the magazine article I read. It was interesting. This is not to justify riding helmetless, however, as other studies have shown that one is 60 times more likely to need the services of a safety helmet when riding a motorcycle in town than out on the highway. I choose to wear mine all the time but that is my choice. YMMV

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I read somewhere recently that injuries due to head strikes on the road comprise a rather small percentage of all motorcycle crash-related injuries. That, as I recall, included both those who did and did not wear helmets. Apparently most of the injuries were to the body and extrematies, not the head.

While anytime the helmet hits the ground in a get-off and should be replaced, it is, according to those conducting accident studies (NHTSA, I believe, as well as the insurance industry) the least likely of injuries for some reason. I wish I could cite the magazine article I read. It was interesting. This is not to justify riding helmetless, however, as other studies have shown that one is 60 times more likely to need the services of a safety helmet when riding a motorcycle in town than out on the highway. I choose to wear mine all the time but that is my choice. YMMV
The height of the shoulders probably have a lot to do with that considering you're usually going to slide, or roll.

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I read somewhere recently that injuries due to head strikes on the road comprise a rather small percentage of all motorcycle crash-related injuries. That, as I recall, included both those who did and did not wear helmets. Apparently most of the injuries were to the body and extrematies, not the head.
Scroll down to the section " Prevention That Works "
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafet...SafetyBook.pdf

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