It is mostly the person in the passenger seat of the bike who suffers traumatic brain injuries in road accidents than drivers, according to a study. Brain injuries are one of the most serious complications in humans as the individual might lose his/her memory or even go to comatose. Read more on brain injuries at www.firsteatright.com.
Although government bring strict rules on wearing helmets for both the rider and the pillion passenger, it is mostly not followed, or it is only the driver in the bike who wears the helmet. Research done on 80,000 motorcycle drivers and 6,000 passengers who faced an accident found that while 2/3rd of drivers were wearing helmets, only about 60% of passengers took the pain to wear a helmet.
Traumatic brain injury is most common among drivers and passengers and statistics show that 40% of passengers experienced this in comparison to only 36% of drivers. In a horrifying few accidents, the driver sometimes is thrown away from the vehicle. This increases the chance of severe head injuries as the force with which the passenger lands on the road may cause a severe impact for the helmet to still offer protection to the head. Drivers rarely face a throw away from the bike as they have a strong hold of the handle bar while the passenger sitting behind the driver has little or nothing to cling on to.
Moreover, the driver knows what’s exactly going in front of him/her and gets an additional advantage of holding tighter to some grip while the passenger might not be able to judge the situation precisely and do something favorable as they have no control over the vehicle.
This study clearly indicates:
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.