Questions to ask before you purchase a motorcycle helmet.

Motorcycles are undoubtedly cool, and they can definitely save you gas if you’re under the impression that your car uses too much fuel. But when it comes to safety, motorcycles are definitely on the lower end of that scale. Wearing a motorcycle helmet could save your life should you have a nasty collision with another vehicle on the road. Know how to make the right decision when you purchase your motorcycle helmet.

What will the helmet be used for?

  • Do you plan to commute to work?

If you plan to ride every day to work, or take weekly road trips, higher end helmets will provide you with the most comfort, and, most importantly, best protection.

  • Are you a beginner?

Purchasing a helmet with all sorts of features may not be the best option for you—especially if you’re just a beginner. The main feature it has to have is safety. Getting to know your bike, and getting used to riding is crucial before you break the bank with the “coolest” (and equally safe) helmet.

Consider helmet safety your main priority

DOT — The U.S. Department of Transportation has set a minimum standard for the level of protection in helmets. Any helmet that does not meet this requirement it is literally of no use; it won’t protect your brain in case of a nasty fall. The DOT periodically purchases helmets and sends them to independent labs to confirm that they actually do meet the standard.

Staying safe on your motorcycle should be your number one priority. To keep you safe in case of an accident Contact North American Underwriters for all of your auto/motorcycle insurance needs in Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, and surrounding Connecticut areas.