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Wearing a motorcycle helmet can increase your chances of surviving a head injury in a crash by how much?

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Wearing a motorcycle helmet can increase your chances of surviving a head injury in a crash by how much?

  1. None.
  2. 2 times.
  3. 3 times.
  4. 10 times.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


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The answer is: C. 3 times.

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Explanation: Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

Motorcycle riders who wear a helmet are 3 times more likely to survive a head injury from a motorcycle crash than riders who did not have a helmet. 

If you wear a DOT-compliant helmet that is properly fastened, you will greatly improve your chances of surviving a motorcycle collision. 

Even if you are just going for a short ride, you should always wear your motorcycle helmet. 

Studies show that most motorcycle crashes happen on short trips and shortly after starting. 

Many motorcycle collisions occur at speeds slower than 30 mph. At these speeds, a properly worn helmet can reduce your risk of head and neck injury by ½.

Your properly fitting helmet along with your other protective riding gear is the first thing you should get ready when you are preparing to ride. 

You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.

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