Importance of the Right Helmet

It’s 2021 – do we really still need a reason to wear a helmet? Unfortunately, there are still naysayers who still find wearing them annoying and a hindrance to their rides. But shouldn’t safety and precaution be at the forefront of our priorities?

Gumtree would like to refresh you with some of the most practical reasons to wear your helmet before every ride:

  1. Safety, safety, safety: We cannot stress this enough! Wearing a helmet reduces head injury by 70%. The most common cause of death for bikers is an injury to the head, which can cause concussions or permanent physical or psychological damage. It is important to ensure that the helmet you use is ISI-certified.
  2. Protection against bad weather: Come rain or shine, your trusted helmet will help protect you from the elements of nature.
  3. Aesthetic appeal: The helmets found on Gumtree come in a range of colours, designs and styles for you to choose from. You can also look into customising them with decals, stickers and the works!
  4. Increases visibility: Most helmets come with a built-in reflector that protects you from accidents, especially while riding at night. Be a responsible rider on the road at all times.
  5. Be a role model: Wearing a helmet can encourage others to do so, especially younger adults or children. So, what are you waiting for? Set a good example and start a trend!
  6. Helping your vision and hearing: Helmets with visors protect you from debris and dust while filtering excessive noise and UV rays for a safe and carefree ride.
  7. Follow regulations: Most countries now have laws requiring riders to wear helmets. Be a law-abiding citizen and stay protected.

Now that you have the knowledge, it is time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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