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According to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, head injury is a leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. That’s why two of the most important parts of a safe motorcycle ride are proper helmets and riding gear.

If you are wearing a helmet while in a motorcycle accident, you will have a 29% better chance of surviving than if you were not wearing a helmet. This is according to state crash statistics.

Here is some important safety information from about helmet use:

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests helmets to determine whether they comply with the safety standard covering motorcycle helmets. By law, manufacturers must certify that their helmets meet or exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218 by placing the symbol “DOT” on the back of the helmet. However, some helmets do carry the DOT label even though they do not meet those requirements.

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