In Georgia, you should always wear your bicycle helmet when you’re riding around the city or in the more rural parts of the state. According to state law, bicyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet, whereas anyone over that age is not required to wear one. Just because it’s not legally required, cyclists should still wear their helmet.
Many people don’t like wearing a helmet because they think it doesn’t do anything or they don’t think they look cool. That’s why kids and teens might disobey the law and choose to ride without a helmet on. But it’s important to wear one because it protects the most important part of your body—your head. Let’s take a look at exactly how bike helmets protect the head in an accident.