Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

I recently purchased a Harley Davidson Soft-Tail Fat Boy motorcycle, and was quick to purchase a DOT compliant helmet because motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of head injuries and because helmets save lives. In fact, NHTSA “estimates that helmets saved 1,829 lives in 2008, and that 823 more could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.” Of the 5,290 motorcyclist who were killed in the United States in 2008, 76 were in Louisiana, with 41% of the dead motorcyclists not wearing a helmet. Don’t be a statistic. Wear a helmet.