Is a Helmet Bad for the Brain?
I am 12 years old and I read your magazine regularly. I have a question which I want to ask. I see a lot of people ride their motorcycles without wearing helmets. A few months ago I read in the newspapers that helmets are not good for the brain? Is it true? I want my father to wear one as well but I don’t know how to convince him. Please help me.
Shubham Rai, Mumbai
Your safety concern is highly appreciated. First of all, we would like to say that a helmet that fits well is never bad for the brain. If it were so, motorcycle racers, fighter-jet pilots and many other people would not put their brain at risk. A helmet is a perfectly safe thing to wear and its importance goes beyond that. You may tell your father that a helmet will always protect his head and that he will ride more safely every day if he wears a helmet.