A study has been made by Diemar Otte, Hannover Medical University, Dept. of Traffic Accident Research, Germany about head injury in motor vehicle safety. The data has been collected on all collisions and the impact distribution of the injury to the helmet. As you can see in the picture above, there is 19.4% of injury occurs at right side of the chin area and another 15.2% on the left side of the chin area. Combining these two numbers, it measured at 34.6% which is a large number compared to the rest of the location of the impact.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) also have researched about the use of helmets that can reduce the risk of head injury by 69%. Without the helmet, riders are more prone to get brain injury which cost 13 times more to treat compared to the non-brain injury treatment.
Wearing helmets will not give negative effect to the health. Riders can still hears and see well. In fact, a good helmet can cut the noise from the surrounding for the extra care for the rider ear.
I think that is a good introduction of head safety in riding that I think I should tell you all. I just got my AGV Sun and Moon full-face helmet for RM700. Yes, that is quite expensive, but your life is more than that.
Now, it is time to get your first full-face if you haven’t got one yet.
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3 Replies to “Riders head injury statistics shown on a picture – 34.6% injury are on chin area”
Oh, i need to check that again.
Are they Sirim approved? Or we should just ignore that, since it’s our head we’re protecting? Wish I could just order them from Europe or USA.