As tempting and easy as it may be to hop on or into your off-road vehicle without a helmet, it’s a very risky move. Although riding off road is extremely fun, there is risk of an accident happening. To help prevent a head injury, wear your helmet at all times.
A helmet helps shield your head from gravel, dirt, and other material flung up by the tires of riders ahead of you on the trail, or even your own tires. It can also lessen the unexpected impact from an overhanging tree branch on a forest trail, or from an outcrop when you’re rock-crawling. Full-face helmets also protect your nose, mouth, or chin from making sudden contact with your handlebars or steering wheel in a severe abrupt stop.
And, of course, a helmet can provide crucial protection if you crash, tip over, or fall off your ORV. Remember, that kind of accident can happen anywhere and anytime, no matter how much experience a rider might have.
Besides their safety benefits, helmets can also cut down on noise and wind while you’re riding. Depending on the color and pattern, your helmet can also add extra style to your ride, while making you more visible to other off-roaders.