Helmets: How they prevent injury

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Find out how helmets are designed to protect against head injury.

Key points

  • In case of an accident, helmets are designed to spread the impact over a larger area and prevent direct impact to the skull.
  • A helmet can make all the difference between serious injury and walking away from an accident unharmed.
  • Most sports have their own helmet design. Children should wear the right helmet for their activity. You can check the suitability of a helmet by looking at its certification sticker.
  • Most countries have regulations covering helmet use and helmet design. Even when no laws exist always make sure your child wears a helmet.
Last updated: July 13th 2022