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October 2011 Archives

Novelty Motorcycle Helmets May be Dangerous

Novelty motorcycle helmets are appearing in greater numbers as non-certified manufacturers generate many new models and unusual styles. A novelty helmet is one that may carry a specific theme or unusual design with the intent of giving the rider a unique appearance. The problem with these non-certified helmets is that they give the rider a sense of security that may not exist. Head trauma injury is the number one critical damage that a rider can suffer in a motorcycle accident and these novelty helmets do not prevent it.

Road Safety Efforts Have Lowered The Number of Traffic Fatalities

In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 32,788 people lost their lives on America's roadways. This number represents a significant decrease since 2005, and marks the lowest traffic fatalities since 1949. While several safety initiatives have contributed to these numbers, there are still many preventable accidents related to risky behaviors.