- Helps prevent serious head injury.
- Should fit snugly and fasten securely.
- May be a full-face helmet or an open-face helmet.
- Full-face helmets protect both your head and face. They provide the best protection during a collision, protect from tree branches and falls, provide warmth, and protect from loud noises.
- Open-face helmets are lighter and cooler but should be worn with eye protection.
- Can increase your visibility after dark if you add a strip of reflective tape to your helmet.
- Should have a safety-approved label from the Department of Transportation (DOT), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or the Snell Memorial Foundation.