I do not always wear my helmet, but I make sure to put one on when I ride on the expressway.
The fact is, the
majority of motorcycle accidents happen at intersections at an average speed of
21.5 mph. While it is not as common to be involved in a motorcycle accident on
the highway, there are many benefits of wearing a helmet other than safety. Helmets
can also reduce fatigue, reduce wind noise, and protect you from the elements.
Oh, and if you have ever been hit in the face by a bug or road debris at 60-70
mph, you definitely understand the benefits of wearing a helmet.