If you're seeing the Granite State from over handlebars, you should also be seeing them through a helmet visor. Are you practicing safe biking during your trips through New Hampshire?
Is it illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet?
Biking without proper head protection is a misdemeanor or less in most of the United States for minors and, in some places, for adults. Three states, however, have no laws against or penalties for motorcycling without a helmet. New Hampshire is one, along with Illinois and Iowa.
Why wear a helmet if I'm a good biker?
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers other than the one on the bike. Riders and passengers without helmets may be taking their lives in their hands, and putting them in the hands of careless or distracted drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that a helmet makes it 29 percent more likely to survive a collision on a bike.
Do people still ride without helmets a lot?
Riders without helmets are more common on the roads than many think. Helmet use dropped 10 percent since 2010, although these numbers leveled out in states with universal helmet laws.
What's the best kind of helmet?
Small cap-type helmets are more popular now, but larger helmets are generally better. "Make sure the helmet includes a face shield or protective eyewear to minimize severe injuries in case of an accident," said one motorcycle insurance specialist.
What should I do after a motorcycle crash?
Personal safety is the most important, followed by accounting for damage. An attorney may be a good call if a crash resulted in severe injury or damage.