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.
A helmet is your most important piece of gear. The majority of fatal ATV accidents in Wisconsin involve someone who wasn't wearing a helmet.