A bicycle helmet protects best when you wear it correctly. At a recent cycling event in New York, Consumer Reports Magazine observed 570 adults and 55 children. Most of the adults (84%) and nearly all of the children were wearing helmets. However, about 10% of the adults’ helmets were on lopsided (worn too far back on their heads) and over one-third of the children had loose chin straps or their helmets were crooked.
- it fits snugly
- it sits straight (level) on the head with the front edge about an inch above your eyebrows
- it is not gouged, cracked, or damaged
- it has not been involved in an accident (even if it looks fine)
What’s wrong with this picture? The boy’s helmet sits too far back on his head…..
–Janell Mayo Duncan
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Source: “What’s your bike helmet habit?” Consumer Reports, May 9, 2015 (Viewed 5/26/2015)