This is the product of “facts” touted by riders who are looking to defend their desire to ride helmetless. I’ll stay out of the helmet law debate (for now), but I’m happy to go on the record as saying that only a fool would ride without a helmet. Unfortunately, those fools are looking for alternative facts to justify their desire to ride without a helmet. They are doing motorcycling a disservice by taking this short-sighted stance. Inform your friend that helmets are an important part of a rider’s safety tools. Point him/her to this MSF article (What You Should Know About Motorcycle Helmets).

Also, be a good example by wearing a well cared for, legal helmet every time you ride.