It probably goes without saying that helmets are a good idea, but screw it, we’re going to say it anyway: HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA!
Don’t take our word for it though. Check out these pictures, compiled by Bored Panda, for a sobering list of reasons why you should always wear helmet. It doesn’t matter how awesome a rider you think you are. It doesn’t matter if helmets make your head sweat. It doesn’t matter if it ruins your hair style. The only thing that matters is that it might very well save your life one day, or at the very least prevent your face from getting mangled beyond recognition. Scroll through the pictures below and imagine what your head might look like if you hadn’t been wearing a helmet. Not a pretty sight, is it?
#1 And This, Kids, Is Why You Wear A Freakin Helmet
#2 This Is Why We Wear Helmets All The Time
#3 My Helmet Saved My Life
My face and head took the greatest impact with the tree. I took a direct hit in the face which lead the doctor to proclaim that I was lucky to be wearing a full-face helmet. It didn’t crack, the visor didn’t break. My cheek bones weren’t crushed or bruised, my spine was fine, my neck was only slightly sprained, my teeth were intact!#4 Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet
#5 Helmet Saved My Life Yesterday. Got Hit By A Car Turning Left And Flew Into Windshield
#6 Orlando Police Shared This Photo On Twitter Showing Where A Bullet Struck An Officer’s Helmet. The Officer’s Life Was Saved Because Of The Helmet
#7 Helmets Saved Lives
#8 No Doubt This Helmet Saved A Friend From Serious Head Injury Or Death
#9 Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet On The Snow
#10 Helmets Can Save Lives
#11 My Friend Works In A Ski Gear Shop And This Guy Came In Yesterday
#12 And This, Kids, Is Why We Wear Helmets When We Skateboard
#13 I Keep Looking At This And Just.. Get A Bit Speechless Knowing How Much My Helmet Saved Me. Always Wear Your Gear
#14 The Helmet Of Our Patient After A Bicycle Crash (into A Wall At 80km Per Hour)!
#15 His Helmet Saved My Life When I Hit A Deer. Bike Is Gone But I’m Still Here!
#16 This Is Why You Wear A Full Helmet. My Friend Was Hit By Someone Who Ran A Red Light. If He Had Wore A Skull Cap, He’d Have No Lower Jaw
#17 My Helmet Just Saved My Life
#18 Fellow Riders, My Helmet Saved My Life This Weekend. I Would Have Been Hit In The Face With A Big Chunk Of Concrete
#19 Whoever Made The Cycle Helmet Saved Another Life Because Without It He Undoubtedly Would Have Died
#20 Always Wear A Helmet, Folks
#21 Your Life Isn’t Worth You Wanting To Feel The Wind On Your Face
#22 Why Should You Wear A Full-face Helmet?
#23 No Really, That Moment You Realize A Helmet Saved Your Life
#24 This Is An Easy Call…helmets Save Lives!
#25 My Friend Has A Concussion After A Bike Accident. His Helmet Saved His Life. Wear Your Helmet!
#26 My Head And Faced Crushed The Windscreen
#27 Helmets Are Replaceable, Heads Are Not. Be Safe, Not Sorry
#28 A Boy’s Bike Helmet Saved Him From Serious Injuries After A Crash, If Not Death
#29 No Doubt Saved My Life
#30 Always Wear A Helmet, Folks
#34 So I Crashed An Atv In March Of This Year And This Helmet Saved My Life. Still Got A Pretty Bad Concussion Though