Which of the following statements about a DOT-compliant helmet is true?

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Which of the following statements about a DOT-compliant helmet is true?

  1. They allow you to see as far to the sides as necessary. 
  2. They reduce the number and severity of head and neck injuries by ½.
  3. They improve your chances of surviving a crash. 
  4. All of these statements are true. 

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Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: D. All of these statements are true. 

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Explanation: DOT-Compliant Motorcycle Helmets

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. 

Wearing a DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet is the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash. 

1 out of 5 motorcycle crashes result in a head or neck injury. These types of crashes also account for the majority of serious and fatal injuries. Wearing a motorcycle helmet can greatly reduce those risks. 

Studies show that wearing a properly fitted, DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet does not prevent you from being able to scan effectively and spot hazards. 

Helmets have also proven to cut down the number and severity of head and neck injuries by ½. 

Additionally, wearing a helmet will increase your chances of surviving a motorcycle crash by 3 times. 

Be sure you choose a helmet that offers you the most protection, fits properly, and has no excessive wear or damage. 

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