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DOT approved helmet
  • 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've strapped it on.
    • If the helmet turns or feels loose, you need to tighten the strap or find a smaller helmet.
    • If the helmet has quick snaps or quick releases, be sure they are set properly. (You may want to consider buying quick snaps if you have difficulty strapping the helmet properly.)
  • 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.