“Whether you’re heading out for a long ride or just tooling around town, if you are going to ride a bicycle, it is essential that you wear a bike helmet,” says Consumer Reports.
“Helmet use has been estimated to reduce the odds of head injury by 50 percent, and the odds of head, face, or neck injury by 33 percent.” When choosing a model, you should consider factors such as fit, comfort and durability. And the helmet “should be replaced every five years, or sooner if it is damaged.”
Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)
Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 29 November 2017