Helmets under scrutiny
ROAD safety commissioner Kim Papalia has reminded motorcycle riders this week to be safe on WA roads.
Speaking to coincide with Motorcycle Safety Week, he said the deaths of three riders this year, who lost their helmets in crashes, had raised concerns about correct fastening.
“One of the essential safety factors about a helmet is doing your chin strap safely and accurately,” he said.
“Pass a double-d chin strap all the way through, fold it back through and do it up.
“It secures the chin strap and the helmet won’t come off; that’s essential for surviving a crash.”