WANT TO RIDE NOW YOU CAN
There was a crowd on the road. The bus halted suddenly. I saw a young man in a pool of blood. That particular scene made me have a glance over the rate of accidents. Nowadays the accident increases randomly because of the busy life. Mostly youngsters like us never care about the importance of a helmet. There are a lot of significant campaigns. The main reason is to raise awareness among people. Especially it is in relation to concussions and injuries caused by accidents. Due to the increased traffic, the head protector has become an inevitable factor. The helmet is the only protective guard for our head. Armor prevents from traumatic brain injury. Do you feel that the use of helmets is optional? No, never it is mandatory. Shako is not an option. Wearing a helmet helps us to oblige our duty as a real citizen.
ADHERE TO QUALITY
Experts design the high-quality armor on the basis of unfortunate effects of motorcycle thwack. A high-quality kepi helps in improving visibility. At a high speed, the head protector protects from debris in the air. Often it reduces the risk for riders to concentrate on riding. Above all that protects the eyes from dust.
Construction of a helmet – the hard outer cover is the shell. The second part is the liner and interior is padding. The shell has an important job of protecting the rider’s skull. They are not only sufficient for saving the rider’s life. Our brain may damage because of fall from great height. Head protector and other protective gears protect the riders.
1. THE SHELL
This is the strong outer surface. The armor distributes the impact over a surface area. Above all the force lessens before it reaches the head. It is designed to compress when it hits anything hard. Similarly for protection against penetration by small, sharp and high-speed objects. The padding inside the hard hat saves from abrasions.
2. THE IMPACT ABSORBING LINER
This is made of a soft, crushable padded material. Usually expanded polystyrene is used called styrofoam. This dense layer cushion absorbs the shock as the kepi slips.
3. THE COMFORT PADDING
A soft foam and cloth layer that sits next to the head. It helps keep the head comfortable and the kepi fitting snugly.
4. THE RETENTION SYSTEM OR CHIN STRAP
This keeps the head protector on the head in a crash. A strap connected to each side of the shell. Chin and neck straps specially designed to keep the helmet on the head during an impact.
WORKING OF HELMET
Ahead protector aims to reduce the risk of serious head injuries. Impact of a force or collision reduces. A hard hat works in three ways:
- It reduces the deceleration of the skull, therefore, the brain movement by managing the clash. The soft material incorporated in the busby absorbs the thwack. Consequently, the head comes to a halt slowly.
- The effect spread to the larger surface area. So there is no concentration on that particular area of the skull.
- It acts as a barrier between the skull and impacting object.
WEARING HELMET- BOON OR CURSE
Hardly can we escape from this pathetic traffic. Moreover, a traffic accident is the most concerning problem we face in this era. Just think of a situation that you are about to ride a bike without a helmet. The rules made for our wellbeing alone not for the sake of others. Armor usage saves us from accidents. We can inspire others by our act. It protects from direct heat, water, wind etc. Also prevents collision with flying insects especially during the night time. After all prevent the eyes from the blast of moving air, dust, and sunburn. Eventually makes possible to ride in heavy rain.
MYTHS ABOUT HARD HAT
People have a false belief that the wearing of busby cause hair fall, headache, neck pain, spinal injuries etc. It is to protect the heads of motorcycle riders from moderate blows. However, the added weight of a kepi can result in severe damage to the neck. Sometimes peripheral vision is cut down and the ability to hear sound possibly results in a crash. Major defects caused due to low-quality armor. Most importantly always prefer the right one.
FATALITY RATE IN INDIA
In the year 2016, 28 two-wheeler riders died on the road without shako. From 21.6 deaths per 100 accidents in 2005 to 29.1 in 2015 showed a steady increase in death. Due to their negligence of avoiding the hard hat one of every five bike occupants died. On the other hand, the two-wheeler is an unsafe mode of transport. Not just for the riders but also for the pedestrians on the road. Rather the issue regarding the safety of two-wheelers is not only an issue in India. Almost all Asian countries are facing the same issue.
DELETERIOUS EFFECTS IN MOTORCYCLE COLLISION
Road traffic injuries are a major public health problem. Each year nearly 1.2 million people die as a result of road crashes. Certainly motorcycle riders are at risk of being in the crush. In high-income countries, motorcycle fatalities comprise around 5% to 18% whereas in low-income countries car ownership is less. However, the use of two-wheelers is relatively high in developing countries. In India, 69% are motorized two-wheelers. When conducting a comparison the fatality rate is high in low-income countries.
As a whole, the helmet is the most important equipment to protect your noggin. The figure of the accident become increasing at a drastic level. Men’s rash and negligent riding lead to this. We will be on our toes on each ride. Subsequently wearing head protector is very useful for us especially our lives are protected. We cannot buy our lives but we can prevent it. The proverb says “Prevention is better than cure”. I believe that our country will be in safety, peace, and development if we use shako. We must take an oath to use armor on our every journey.