There's a strange social stigma attached to wearing helmets, as though there is something undesirable about wanting to protect your brain. From a young age, those who enjoy biking experience peer pressure to ditch their helmet when riding. This can lead to a refusal to wear a helmet as an adult. Doing so, however, puts you at an unnecessary amount of risk for a severe or even fatal injury in the event of a crash with a motor vehicle.
Safety is paramount for bicyclists. Making sure that you are ready to head out on the streets of New York is something that you should do before you even sit on the bike's seat.