Head injury is the main cause of disability and death resulting from cycle accidents, but correctly chosen and worn cycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury in the event of an accident. Cycle helmets should be worn on every journey.
Choosing a helmet
Before choosing a cycle helmet, it’s important to know what to look for – use the checklist below to help you choose and correctly wear the right helmet for you or your child.
You should make sure that any helmet you buy has a “CE” mark and meets one of the following standards:
- BS EN 1078:1997
- BS 6863:1989
- SNELL B.95
Helmets that also have a British Standard Kitemark are even better.
Wearing the helmet correctly