The short answer is yes, helmets significantly reduce your chances of a
brain injury in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms
that motorcycle helmets are 67 percent effective in preventing
brain injuries. Riding without a helmet makes you three times as likely to suffer a
The U.S. General accountability office reviewed 46 studies and found that
riders who wear helmets have a 73 percent lower fatality rate than those
who chose not to wear helmets. Moreover, if you choose to wear a helmet,
you reduce your chances of suffering a severe injury by as much as 85 percent.
In Texas anyone 20 or younger is required by law to wear a helmet while
riding a motorcycle. This includes all low-power cycles, except scooters
with engine displacement less than 40cc (cubic centimeters).
You may have heard that there’s been some recent controversy surrounding
the topic of helmets. Most of the time these arguments don’t question
the effectiveness of helmets in protecting you (which is undisputed),
but ask whether or not mandatory helmet laws are effective state policies.
The bottom line on helmets is that wearing one is the safest and smartest
way to ride.
If you need representation by a
motorcycle accident attorney in
San Marcos,contact the Kyle Law Firm to help you get the compensation you deserve.