Full face motorcycle helmets always come with an easy to read manual that provides detailed guideline for new users. This manual explains how to wear a motorcycle helmet properly in order to avoid injury. You must read this manual in order to know how to use a motorcycle helmet. Wearing a motorcycle helmet is not as simple as wearing a cap, you have to take care of a lot of things. Following are some basic things you need to check while wearing a motorcycle helmet.
Adjust the Safety Strap:
Tighten the strap properly before riding the motorcycle. There should only be the distance of 5 inches to 10 inches between strap and your chin. You should fix the strap in such a way that it keeps your helmet fixed without causing your trouble. Some people make it too tight due to which they feel uncomfortable throughout the ride. You should keep in mind your comfort while tightening the safety strap of your motorcycle helmet.
Check Proper Fit
Open your mouth as much as possible just like you do while yawning in order to check proper fit. If helmet moves forward by doing this then it means you have tighten safety strap well but in other case you will have to tighten the strap once again. Majority of the people do not bother to use safety strap considering that motorcycle helmet alone will provide them with protection when it is not true. Safety strap keeps the helmet on place so that it may not fall down. If you hit another vehicle or suffer from any accident then there are quite high chances of your helmet falling down which will increase the risk of head and neck injury. So, it is highly recommended tightening your safety straps every time you go for a ride because a motorcycle helmet is useless without safety straps.
Use a Motorcycle mirror
Mirrors are made for your own safety and usage. You must check the position of your motorcycle helmet by using a mirror. If the helmet is not fitted well then adjust it to the right position by rotating it side by side to the desired position.
Buy New Helmet
If you encounters any accident even if it is minor one then buy a new helmet immediately instead of using the same old one because sometimes helmet seems to look good from outside but it is damaged from inside due to which it loses its ability to provide protection against head and neck injury. You cannot see this damage with a common eye. Here, it is important to mention that motorcycle helmets should be replaced regularly. So do not wait for the accident to occur, replace your helmet if it is too old or broken from anywhere. Some people keep on using a motorcycle that is not of their head size. This can be really dangerous as a motorcycle helmet can only provide protection to your head if it fits well on it.
These are some of the guidelines for motorcycle helmets users especially for those who have recently started riding a motorcycle.