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Impact areas of a helmet when in a crash

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by jeffie7, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Interesting diagram shows the impact areas on crash-involved motorcycle helmets. (Source: Dietmar Otte, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Abteilung Verkehrsunfallforschung, Germany.) Note that 35% of all crashes showed major impact on the chin-bar area. This means that if you ride with an open-face helmet, you are accepting only 65% of the protection that could be available to your head.

    If people ride with a shorty or half helmet, they are accepting only 39% of the protection they could obtain. They are literally throwing away 61% of the protection they would have had had they chosen a full-face helmet.

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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    full face helmets FTW!!!

    i would be dead if i didnt have my full face helmet on
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    i don't know why anybody would want anything else. it is surprising though. i thought a majority of impact would be on the back of the head.
     
  4. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Back of the head is the 3rd highest % area.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    i need to take a picture of all the helmets I've wrecked in...lol
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The top of the head impacts are the ones that really kill people. Good that its only .4%
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    I would much rather ride in a cheaper full face than any type of open.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I used to ride on a harley wearing a skid lid. And then I grew a brain.

    Traded them for a 1000rr and a HJC CL-15.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    so you traded a shitty bike and shitty helmet for a good bike and good helmet. :thumbsup:
     
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