the helmet covers your whole face and head in order to protect you face from getting kicked in the face after getting bucked off. wearing a helmet is required if you are under 19 years of age. i feel that the helmet should be required for all ages.( in bull-riding you try to stay on a wild, 2,000 pound bull, some with horns the size of my arm. These bulls have tight straps around there butt to make them kick and jump harder. And all you have to hold on to is a single rope. if you fall of, the bull can stomp, trample, or horn you, and you could break bones from the fall (bull riding, 2015). So in the case of safety i feel that helmets should be required for all ages and at all
No helmet, no safety clothing, what is the world coming too? Wearing safe clothing is an issue but not wearing a helmet is just absolute nonsense. The clothing is as important as a helmet since it is reflective or padded to protect major organs and even joints and bones. According to the Department of Transport most injuries to cyclists are to the shoulders, arms and
Should people under the age of 18 be required to wear a protective helmet while skateboarding, in-line skating, bicycling, snowboarding and skiing? I believe truly believe so. The thrill in these activities, are to speed jump tricks and ride.
Football is one of the most sports that involve interaction with other players, such as the opposing team. The interactions can lead up to very dangerous injuries. Especially injuries leading to concussions. Researchers are working to prevent concussions and minimize the rate of head injuries created by direct impact lead by injuries from football.
Have you ever had a concussion. Were you wearing a helmet. Well even though helmets cannot prevent every concussion but they definitely lower the number of concussions every year. Helmets save lives said Dr. Nav Persaud a doctor at a family center in toronto. There are about 70 cycling deaths per year with helmets we could lower that by 28.5 %every year. In some places around the world it is illegal to not wear a helmet if you are below the age of 18 which proves that helmets can prove concussions.
One issue that is a major part of concussion prevention is how the equipment is actually being processed and the tests done on the equipment to be able to show level of protection that can be provided, such as helmet strength and padding. For many decades, the standards for helmet protection was focused more so on preventing injuries, such as fractured skulls, than it was on concussion preventions. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has recently revised its standards for helmet protection. NOCSAE does not make or produce helmets but rather creates and sets the testing standard for the helmet; standard tests include the “drop test” where a weight is dropped onto the helmet from certain heights to test how well the helmet reduces the linear force. Other tests that have recently been added include testing the rotational force a helmet can bare and also helps to simulate any angle that a force may come from, just like a hit during a football game. This is also “…another step forward because rotational forces
The problem with helmet-to-helmet hits is that it is too dangerous for the player being hit and the player doing the hitting. “You could have a helmet with 6 inches thick of padding and it will not change a thing”(Essay about). Because of the speed and force of the impact it takes to tackle someone, it can still be life threatening. So there’s really no way to make a helmet-to-helmet hit safe.
Helmet laws throughout the U.S. have always created a great deal of controversy. Currently there are two types of helmet laws in the United States; a universal helmet law, which requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet and partial helmet law that has age requirements. The helmet debate has been a long battle between free-rights organizations and government officials.
Many people think that to wear a helmet should a personal desition and should be not mandatory. After all, if harm is cause for not wearing a helmet, it will be a personal harm and no a general harm for society, “People have the right to chose their own poison” (Rosenstand, 255).
Beginning in the mid-sixties forty-seven out of the fifty states had required helmet laws (Brassfield, 2014). Today only nineteen states are requiring helmets to be worn while riding and this year nine of them have already considered relaxing those laws as well (Tampa Bay Times, 2014). Congress obviously thought it was important enough to make helmets required back then, so they
The law of wearing helmets at all times when in a moving vehicle is ridiculous. It's unnecessary for everyone to wear helmets at all times. Helmets can injure you more than not wearing one, in an accident. Police should be worried about more important things like major illegal situations other than the minor law of helmets on people's heads. This generation is all about fashion, no one wants to wear a sweaty helmet all day long.
The compulsory wearing of helmets does reduce the number of fatalities associated with motor cycling and pedal cycling accidents. Data from a variety of studies overwhelmingly supports this fact. When discussing motorcycle helmets, there is a 40% prevention of fatal and 13% prevention of nonfatal serious injuries associated with their use, according to Adam, et al. (1453). After Florida repealed its mandatory helmet law in favor of one that allowed helmets for those over 21 with $10,000 in insurance to be optional, motorcycle fatalities increased across the state (Hooten and Murad, 1329). According to Boone, et al., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that the use of helmets prevented 1,630 deaths in 2013 and could have prevented 715 more if all motorcyclists wore helmets (3). In a study of almost 17,000 patients admitted to the hospital for motorcycle crashes, 37% of the riders were not wearing helmets. These 37% accounted for 69% of the deaths among these patients (Dua, et al. 1184).
According to the Kansas Department of transportation, there were, 1,087 motorcycle crashes in 2016. Of those, 860 people involved in the crashes were injured, 52 people died; while only 21 of those people were wearing helmets (Kansas Department of Transportation). There are only 17 states in the United States that require helmets be used always, 19 states say that you must wear a helmet if you are under the age of 18, while 11 states say you must wear a helmet if you are under the age of 21, leaving only four states that have no helmet laws at all (Motorcycle Helmet Laws)
Legal factors: Legislation enforces all the motorcycle riders to wear a helmet when on a motorcycle and if found without one, fines are applied. Financial incentives for the states were repealed by the Congress wherever universal helmet laws were not enforced. Licensing of motorcycles is required to be done again in the city even if it had been done once in the suburbs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulation of automobile and motorcycle emissions.