Helps prevent serious head injury.
Should fit snugly and fasten securely.
To check for proper fit, ask someone to try to turn the helmet from side to side after you strap it on.
If the helmet turns or feels loose, tighten the strap or find a smaller helmet.
May be a full-face helmet or an open-face helmet.
Full-face helmets provide the best protection. They protect both your head and face; protect you from tree branches and falls, as well as collisions; provide warmth; and muffle loud noises.
Open-face helmets are cool and light but do not protect your face. You should wear eye protection also.
Stick reflective tape on your helmet to make you more visible at night.
Select a helmet that has a safety-approved label from the Department of Transportation (DOT).
A helmet and eye protection are your most important pieces of gear and are required by law. The majority of fatal ORV accidents in Michigan involve someone who wasn’t wearing a helmet.