Wearing a helmet lowers a motorcycle rider’s risk of fatal injury by 29 percent and reduces the risk of traumatic brain injury by 67 percent. Despite the documented effectiveness of helmets, many motorcyclists choose not to wear them, especially when state laws don’t require helmet use.
Surveys show that in states without universal helmet laws, only 34 to 54 percent of motorcycle riders wear helmets. But in states where helmet use is mandatory for all riders such as California, 98 percent of motorcyclists use this safety gear. Currently, less than half of the states require helmet use by riders of all ages.
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