Bad week to stop wearing my helmet

Posted in News By Fanatical Fulmer

Aug 22, 2018 12:28:35 PM

In the big finale of the 1980s cult-classic, “Airplane,” a pilot with a past and a “drinking problem,” attempts to safely land a plane. Seems the original pilot ate the fish entrée and, like many others on the plane, had a bad case of food poisoning.

As the stewardess prepared the passengers for possible impending impact, she instructed, “Alright everybody, get in the crash position.” As you can see in the picture, the results were hilarious.

Safety, however is no laughing matter, especially when it comes to your motorcycle. We don’t want anyone to find themselves in a crash position, and it’s one big reason why Fulmer sells quality helmets. It’s why we so often hear back from customers who say our helmets saved their life or kept them from suffering serious head injuries.

Head injuries are the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. While motorcycle deaths were down slightly in 2017, fatalities on a bike occur 28 times more often than those of passenger vehicle occupants, based on miles travelled, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the risk of death by 37-percent, according to the NHTSA.

Motorcycle helmet laws vary widely in the United States. Currently 19 states and the District of Columbia have universal helmet laws requiring all motorcyclists wear a helmet. Laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 28 states, and there is no motorcycle helmet use law in three states (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire). Check out your state’s requirements at www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/laws/helmetuse.                                                                  

While we respect everyone’s right to choose whether or not to wear a helmet, we stand firm in our belief that helmets save lives.

We are serious…and don’t call us Shirley!

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