Motorcycle helmets

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A motorcycle helmet is a type of protective headgear used by motorcycle riders. The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is to protect the rider's head during impact, although many helmets provide additional conveniences, such as face shields, ear protection, intercom etc.

Motorcycle helmets are generally believed to greatly reduce injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents, thus many countries have laws requiring acceptable helmets to be worn by motorcycle riders. These laws vary considerably, often exempting mopeds and other small-displacement bikes. As with seat belt legislation the actual effects of imposing helmet wearing are a matter of dispute with evidence available indicating a risk compensation effect.


Blogger John said...

A few of those are Hockey helmets. They wouldn't offer much in protection on a motorcycle. Here're a few more painted by a buddy of mine...

9:11 PM  
Blogger necromanc said...

Your friend is really good.I like his work.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're not hockey masks- they're for serious motocross racing.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Conqueress said...

Love them! Nice to see artwork showing up on different media.

9:57 PM  

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