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Bike Helmet Safety and Protective Factors
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Bike Helmet Safety and Protective Factors

In the US state of Oregon helmets are required to be worn by all motorcycle riders. The reason for this is that motorcycle helmets do not offer any level of protection when a rider crashes. In fact, when a person crashes their head receives the equivalent of about two thousandths of a pound of force. When dealing with such severe trauma, it is obvious that the injuries caused will be very serious and that any helmet would fail. Helmet manufactures have tried to meet the demand by designing helmets that offer maximum protection. They often use two kinds of impact absorbing materials. Some use an EPS (expanded polystyrene) cover which takes the impact in the event of a crash without the need for an additional lining. The other kind of material used is a hard plastic shell which automatic...