I cannot help but smiling to myself when people say that wearing a helmet reduces visibility. If that is the case, then what is the rear-view mirror for ? If you are not accustomed to seeing a rear-view mirror and driving, who gave you a license to drive ? And now please don't lecture about blind spots and shit okay ? I have been driving for 14k+ kms on all kinds of terrain and under all weather conditions (almost. I drive a Royal Enfield you see). If you keep your concentration, there would be no chance of blind spots at all. So it is nothing but plain crap if someone says wearing a helmet reduces visibility.
The second comedy i read is that helmet reduces the horns you would hear from vehicles around you. Plain crap once again. It is not that your ears get plugged with wax. The helmet forms a protective covering around ears. Helps when you drive with lots of flies around.
The third one is lack of money to buy a helmet. Come on. A bike costs 16k (I am talking of TVS-50 types). A decent helmet costs 400rs. Few days in hospital costs anywhere upwards of a few thousands. You do the math
The fourth one is "It sweats when i wear a helmet." Better have drops of sweat running over your forehead than a doctor's stethoscopes or drops of blood !!!
Wearing a helmet saves lives. Period. No doubts about that. But please buy a proper helmet that has an ISI mark. Improper helmets could actually kill.
Tags: Helmet, Motorcycle
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 7:21 PM