Dated: 30 March 2011
Motorbike Safety Tip #2
Due to some technical difficulties, Tuesday’s motorbike safety top tip wasn’t published. So, Wednesday is set to include two tips - one in the AM and one in the PM.
Tuesday’s tip focuses on the importance of making sure that your helmet is safe and in proper working order.
“Make sure that before getting on your bike that you have completely inspected your helmet for any potential dangers. It is very important to pay attention to an area that is often overlooked – the helmet webbing.
"If the webbing of your helmet has become worn or damaged then you must replace it (the webbing) immediately. This can also be said for the straps of the helmet.
“After all, it is no secret that your helmet is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment a motorcycle owener owns. If you look after your helmet, your helmet will look after you – bit of a cliché, but it is true.
“The visor of your helmet is another area that you cannot afford to take for granted. A scratched visor will have a negative effect on your vision.
"This becomes even truer when you are out at night, or at dusk. If your visor has been damaged or scratched – as with the webbing – it is imperative that you buy a replacement as soon as you can. Don’t worry about the cost (you can buy replacement visors at very low prices), just worry about your safety.”