Shocking Visual Reminders to Always Wear a Helmet

by Elana

Motorcycles are pretty much an iconic symbol that screams "cool." Yet they are not without their dangers. Less than half of the states in the USA have mandatory helmet laws and the CDC has released proof that helmets and helmet laws significantly reduce motorcyclist deaths. And even then, motorcycles are not the only time we wear helmets. There is a wide variety of professions and sports that require it or at the very least, it significantly enhances your safety and could easily save your life to wear one. It's not really a debate that helmets save lives, it's just convincing people that their lives are worth it. 

Because really, some people still don't quite get it. Whether it's an "I'm too cool for the helmet" mentality or just general laziness, we're not entirely sure, but if you've been on the fence or thinking that motorcycles are better experienced without the helmet, or your preferred sport, then these are a set of photos you literally need to see. They very well could save your life because the shocking image of the impact a helmet takes on to protect you is a heavy weight to realize. 

1. Face it.

The only thin you should "face" is your burger, not the concrete. Wear a helmet.
1. Face it.
via: Twitter

2. Reminder:

Visual, of course.
2. Reminder:
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3. Grateful?

I'd say so. Better the helmet than your face.
3. Grateful?
via: Twitter

4. Skateboarding, too.

Don't forgo the helmet while you hop on your board for sick moves, either. It could be a matter of life and death.
4. Skateboarding, too.
via: Reddit

5. Bambi

Motorcyclist versus Deer. Helmet wins.
5. Bambi
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6. Dirty

Wear a helmet on your dirt bike, folks.
6. Dirty
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7. Options:

Concussion with a helmet, death without. You choose.
7. Options:
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8. Here, have a nightmare.

Seriously, this is an eerie reminder.
8. Here, have a nightmare.
via: Imgur

9. This nifty design...

It looks way cooler on your helmet than your face.
9. This nifty design...
via: Twitter

10. Gratitude

Face to face with the reason you're a live? Sobering.
10. Gratitude

11. In pieces...

Better your helmet than your life, right?
11. In pieces...
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12. Wiper Blades

Your helmet makes a better wiper blade than your face, but ideally stuff like this should never happen.
12. Wiper Blades
via: Twitter

13. This.

This helmet was worn while skiing. So, you know, don't skip the helmet when you ski either.
13. This.
via: Reddit

14. Colorful Reminder

Better to have the colors disappear on your helmet than the concrete to run red.
14. Colorful Reminder
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15. Fact:

It's much cooler to look at a messed up helmet than a messed up person. Wear it.
15. Fact:

16. Perspective

The inside of a helmet is way cooler than the inside of your brain after an accident.
16. Perspective
via: Twitter

17. Construction

Because helmets are important at work, too.
17. Construction
via: Reddit

18. Face it.

Reality, the face-guard serves a purpose.
18. Face it.
via: Reddit

19. Rest in Peace, helmet.

"It gave its life to save yours."
19. Rest in Peace, helmet.
via: Twitter

20. Better than your brain!

Seriously, that would have been your head.
20. Better than your brain!
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21. 50MPH

Bike versus wall... Not a great combo. Even less great without a helmet.
21. 50MPH
via: Twitter

Photos like these tell a story that words simply can't. Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand words.

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