Motorcycle Fatalities In Road Crashes

The more crash protection stars a helmet achieves, the better. With regards to the protection offered by the helmets as assessed in high energy impact tests, the wearer of a one star helmet has two and a half times greater likelihood of head and brain injuries compared to one who wears a 5 star rated helmet.

In Australia, every year more than 200 motorcycle riders and passengers are killed and many more injured in road crashes. Some of these fatalities and serious injuries can be prevented or reduced if every motorcyclist wears a helmet and if the helmet is fitted and used correctly. Motorcyclists should choose helmets that provide the highest available level of protection and make sure they are used correctly.