Tips to Fit a Bicycle Helmet Properly by New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

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Fitting a Bicycle Helmet Properly

Helmets are the most effective piece of safety equipment, but they only work when worn and fitted properly. They come in various sizes, so choose one that fits you correctly. Since these sizes vary by manufacturer, don’t assume you know the right size. Try it on, then take steps to ensure it fits snug and offers the most protection.

  • Helmets should sit level and low on your forehead
  • Both the chin and side straps should be snug
  • Tighten the chin strap, until there’s no more than two fingers width beneath the strap
  • Always buckle the chin strap and place the buckle under your chin
  • Adjust sliders on both side straps to form a V under and slightly in front of your ears
  • If your helmet rocks up and down or side to side, tighten your straps some more

Any bike helmet sold in the United States must meet the stringent standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Make sure of the CPSC certification label on the inside of your helmet. Many states and local jurisdictions have laws requiring the use helmets by children, but riders of all ages should wear a helmet to better protect themselves during a crash. Always replace your helmet after an accident. Damages may not show.

Hire a Top New Orleans Bike Accident Lawyer

New Orleans has a network of dedicated bicycle lanes to help keep cyclists safe. It was even ranked as one of the most bike friendly cities in America by Forbes in 2015. However, bike accidents happen anywhere. Despite all safety advancements, injuries happen.

If you’ve been injured in an accident call a New Orleans bicycle accident lawyer at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys. Our experienced personal injury team takes no fee unless we win. Our office hours range from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’re also available 24/7 to take your call. We’re dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve, so schedule your free consult today. Contact us today.

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