March 17, 2024 

Wearing an approved motorcycle helmet has shown to be effective safety equipment to prevent brain injuries and deaths for riders.

According to the CDC, helmets reduce the risk of head injuries from motorcycle crashes by 69 percent and deaths by 37 percent.

An estimated 60 motorcyclist lives in Missouri were saved by helmet use in 2017. The economic cost savings from motorcycle helmet use for that year in Missouri was more than $100 million.

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These materials are based in part upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture, under sponsored project number Missouri AgrAbility Award 2022-41590-38128.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0061-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.