New Zealand, officially known as the Land of the Long White Cloud, is unofficially also the Land of the Long Lives because life expectancy at birth in New Zealand stands at 82 years, one year above the OECD average of 81 years. Most OECD countries have enjoyed large gains in life expectancy over the past decades, thanks to improvements in living conditions, public health interventions and progress in medical care. (OECD stands for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).
Apparently New Zealanders take health and life seriously, and according to the Quality of Life Ranking from the US news, New Zealand has the tenth-highest quality of life globally. And in line with the preservation of life, is the use of the approved helmets when using an electric scooter which have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in recent years, particularly in urban areas.
As more people turn to electric scooters as a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around, it is without a doubt that the Kiwi’s know the great importance of wearing the approved helmet–not just any helmet–on their crowning glory.
But what is an approved helmet? In Australia, the standard for bicycle helmets is AS/NZS 2063:2008 that meets certain safety standards set by government organizations. This standard specifies the design, construction, and performance requirements for helmets used for cycling, including electric scooters. These standards ensure that the helmet provides adequate protection to the rider in the event of an accident. But you have to do your part and make sure the helmet you have meets the AS/NZS 2063:2008 standard.
Bicycle helmets are typically made from a hard outer shell and a softer inner liner. The outer shell is designed to absorb the initial impact in the event of a crash, while the inner liner helps to absorb and distribute the force of the impact.
While there’s the authentic ones, there’s also the counterfeit or just plain unbranded, no-protection-helmets, which is why it's important to know that though some helmets may look similar and feel similar being lightweight and comfortable to wear, they may not provide the same level of protection as an approved helmet.
Worry not, Mearth, the Pioneer in Australian Electric Scooters, has just the perfect electric scooter helmet for your crowning glory and it is an approved e-scooter helmet! Introducing: the Mearth Airlite Electric Scooter Helmet and the Mearth Nutshell Helmet.
With great strength and power of the 4 fast electric scooters series of Mearth: the entry-level e-scooter S (Simple) Series, the long-range e-scooter RS (Racing Sport) Series, the GTS Evo e-scooter (Gran Turismo Scooter) Series and the latest, most futuristic, the Cyber e-scooter, an approved e-scooter helmet just had to be birthed, designed to provide adequate protection to your crowning glory.
Wearing the Mearth approved helmet will provide you a helmet that fits properly and is comfortable to wear. It is also the kind that fits snugly on your head without being too tight or too loose because a helmet that doesn't fit properly may not provide adequate protection and can be a distraction when riding. It is important to wear a perfect-fit helmet, should also sit level on your head, covering the forehead and the back of the head, and the chin strap should be fastened securely especially since it is an essential safety measure for thrill seekers, adventurers and e-scooter fanatic riders. Speaking of which, it is also important to choose a helmet that is appropriate for the type of riding you'll be doing. For example, if you plan to ride at high speeds or on rough terrain, you may want to choose a helmet with a visor or extra padding for added protection. So what are you waiting for? Go on over to the official site of Mearth to avail of the helmets you need!
If it hasn't been stressed enough, one of the most vimportant factors for safety e-scooter users can do to protect themselves while riding is to wear an approved helmet. This is for both safety and to preserve/protect their life. Injuries from small collisions, such as falling off the scooter when rounding a corner or running over a bump in the road, can also be avoided by wearing a helmet.
We hope that a crash won't occur, but if it does, we pray once more that the rider's approved helmet will be able to help absorb the impact and protect their head from harm. Because life is so valuable, every effort must be made to prevent accidents in the sake of safety.
According to studies, wearing a helmet—especially one that has been approved—can dramatically lower the risk of brain injuries in the event of a collision. In fact, a research indicated that wearing a helmet decreased the incidence of brain injuries in cyclists engaged in collisions by 69%.
So there you have it, we leave you with this valuable knowledge. Mearth has done the research for you. Now it’s your turn to do your part – that is, to please comply.
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