Here are some TIPS CHOOSING, USING AND TAKING CARE OF A BICYCLE HELMET Ideally
- Make sure your helmet has a CE certificate / Snell / CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission). If no label safety standards, do not use the helmet.
- Try the first helmet that you will buy. Make sure the helmet is comfortable during use. Do not make model and color of helmets fancy a priority, because it is not necessarily safe for our use.
- Make sure the position of a bicycle helmet should be straight / flat to the head when in use. Adjust the strap / straps so that its shape resembles the letter “V” in the area below the ear.
- Make sure the tension strap / straps not more than two fingers from his chin.
- Do not buy used helmets because we do not know the actual condition of the helmet. If you’re in a biking accident, throw out the bicycle helmet and replace it with a new one. Even if the helmet looks undamaged, it may not be able to withstand the force of another blow.
- Clean up when finished helmet use and store your helmet properly, avoid storing the helmet in moist places. If you rent a bicycle and helmet for short-term use, examine the helmet closely for signs of damage, such as dents, cracks, scrapes or asymmetry. If a rental helmet looks excessively worn or fits improperly, ask for a different one.
- Get used to the use of bicycle helmets for safety riding, and give examples of these on your children.
- Wear the helmet flat on the top of your head.
- Make sure the helmet covers the top of your forehead without tilting forward or backward, and the straps form a V shape under each ear.
- Fasten the chin strap below your chin — not to the side or along your jaw.
- If the bicycle helmet rocks from side to side or front to back, use the sizing pads that came with the helmet to get a better fit.
A common error occurs when using a cycle helmet
If the bicycle helmet is tilted forward, the back of your head is more vulnerable to the force of a crash. To keep the helmet flat on your head, tighten the chin strap. If the helmet still tips forward, you may need a smaller helmet.
A bicycle helmet that tips backward is just as problematic. When this happens, the front and side of your head are vulnerable to the force of a crash. Again, tighten the chin strap. If the helmet still tips backward, you may need a smaller helmet.