Since head injuries account for the majority of motorcycle fatalities, head protection is of vital importance. Helmet is probably the first piece of personal protective equipment most motorcyclists reach for when they ride. It is also the most important piece of protective gear a rider can use.
Rider education programs and improved license standards and testing procedures assist in developing safer motorcyclists. But in the event of an accident, a rider\'s protective clothing can help minimize injuries. Therefore, many of those in the medical field strongly recommend that children, as well as adults, wear helmets to prevent head injury when riding.