Motorcycle Fatalities In Road Crashes

The more stars, the better. With regards to the protection offered by the helmets as assessed in the high energy impacts, 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.

The average number of yearly motorcycle rider and pillion passenger fatalities in Australia for the past 10 years are 212.9 and 9.5, respectively1. Some of these fatalities could be prevented or reduced if all motorcyclists wear a helmet, and if the helmet is fitted and used correctly. Motorcyclists should choose a helmet that provides the highest available level of protection and make sure it is used correctly every time.