It probably goes without saying that helmets are a good idea, but screw it, we're going to say it anyway: HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA!

Don't take our word for it though. Check out these pictures, compiled by Bored Panda, for a sobering list of reasons why you should always wear helmet. It doesn't matter how awesome a rider you think you are. It doesn't matter if helmets make your head sweat. It doesn't matter if it ruins your hair style. The only thing that matters is that it might very well save your life one day, or at the very least prevent your face from getting mangled beyond recognition. Scroll through the pictures below and imagine what your head might look like if you hadn't been wearing a helmet. Not a pretty sight, is it?

#1

And This, Kids, Is Why You Wear A Freakin Helmet

And This, Kids, Is Why You Wear A Freakin Helmet

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Steffen Beth
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3 years ago

how the hell??

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#2

This Is Why We Wear Helmets All The Time

This Is Why We Wear Helmets All The Time

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Steffen Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy s***.....

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#3

My Helmet Saved My Life

My Helmet Saved My Life

My face and head took the greatest impact with the tree. I took a direct hit in the face which lead the doctor to proclaim that I was lucky to be wearing a full-face helmet. It didn't crack, the visor didn't break. My cheek bones weren't crushed or bruised, my spine was fine, my neck was only slightly sprained, my teeth were intact!

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Miklós Nagy
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3 years ago

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"mature content" I expected tits.

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#4

Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet

Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet

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Bryson Lyles
Community Member
3 years ago

Wowza

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#5

Helmet Saved My Life Yesterday. Got Hit By A Car Turning Left And Flew Into Windshield

Helmet Saved My Life Yesterday. Got Hit By A Car Turning Left And Flew Into Windshield

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Mark Evans
Community Member
3 years ago

Whenever I see a cyclist without a helmet. My first thought is "idiot".

Jet de Groot
Community Member
3 years ago

In the Netherlands we do a lot of cycling, not wearing helmets (unless race cycling), only foreigners and small children do. Guess that makes us all idiots... 😂

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Berlinda Pauw
Community Member
3 years ago

Nobody wears a helmet in the dutchielands. But then again we have special bike roads so 95% of the time we don't bike between cars. Helmets or not we have the lowest lethality rate of fatal traffic incidents including bikes

jacluckycat
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope this guy's okay now

Anna Miguel
Community Member
1 year ago

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Stephanie Esparza
Community Member
3 years ago

ouch!

Brian Brunner
Community Member
3 years ago

If you don't like how I drive, STAY OFF THE SIDEWALK!

AllMonkeyBizz
Community Member
3 years ago

My brother was hit by a truck on his bike a few years ago. He broke his neck and is allowed limited physical activity to this day. They say that if he had not been wearing his helmet, he would not be here.

Puddin Tane
Community Member
3 years ago

The laws are there for a reason.

jo_shortland
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy crap

Kizito Obeya
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't wear a helmet. But then I am not dumb enough to go contest for the right of way against a car or motorbike.

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

Since I'm little I always ride my bike with a helmet, it has saved my life multiple times (It once broke in half and I had nothing)

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

This way it looks like I fall a lot, it's just 20+ years of expierience in two wheel gravity

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Chuck Hammerstein
Community Member
3 years ago

bicyclists should wear light motorcycle helmets to protect face, not just tip of head.

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Community Member
3 years ago

gah

Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

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And you can still use it!

Anna Wu
Community Member
3 years ago

No, you can't reuse. There may be non-visible cracks. It is the same reason not to use a kid's car seat after it's been in a crash.

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#6

Orlando Police Shared This Photo On Twitter Showing Where A Bullet Struck An Officer's Helmet. The Officer's Life Was Saved Because Of The Helmet

Orlando Police Shared This Photo On Twitter Showing Where A Bullet Struck An Officer's Helmet. The Officer's Life Was Saved Because Of The Helmet

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Steffen Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Not a daily hazard, but still very good reminder.....

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#7

Helmets Saved Lives

Helmets Saved Lives

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Tessa
Community Member
3 years ago

How?!

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#8

No Doubt This Helmet Saved A Friend From Serious Head Injury Or Death

No Doubt This Helmet Saved A Friend From Serious Head Injury Or Death

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

Im not going to even ask....

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#9

Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet On The Snow

Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet On The Snow

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Community Member
3 years ago

How even

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#10

Helmets Can Save Lives

Helmets Can Save Lives

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

That could almost pass for special art work.

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#11

My Friend Works In A Ski Gear Shop And This Guy Came In Yesterday

My Friend Works In A Ski Gear Shop And This Guy Came In Yesterday

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I❤️My cat
Community Member
3 years ago

How the...

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#12

And This, Kids, Is Why We Wear Helmets When We Skateboard

And This, Kids, Is Why We Wear Helmets When We Skateboard

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Onyx Axe
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a long boarding accident

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#13

I Keep Looking At This And Just.. Get A Bit Speechless Knowing How Much My Helmet Saved Me. Always Wear Your Gear

I Keep Looking At This And Just.. Get A Bit Speechless Knowing How Much My Helmet Saved Me. Always Wear Your Gear

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Leo Leden
Community Member
3 years ago

God.

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#14

The Helmet Of Our Patient After A Bicycle Crash (into A Wall At 80km Per Hour)!

The Helmet Of Our Patient After A Bicycle Crash (into A Wall At 80km Per Hour)!

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

How on earth was the cyclist going 80km/h?!

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#15

His Helmet Saved My Life When I Hit A Deer. Bike Is Gone But I'm Still Here!

His Helmet Saved My Life When I Hit A Deer. Bike Is Gone But I'm Still Here!

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Robert Forslund
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I the only one who think that header is a bit off? HIS helmet saved MY life when I hit a deer! =/

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#16

This Is Why You Wear A Full Helmet. My Friend Was Hit By Someone Who Ran A Red Light. If He Had Wore A Skull Cap, He'd Have No Lower Jaw

This Is Why You Wear A Full Helmet. My Friend Was Hit By Someone Who Ran A Red Light. If He Had Wore A Skull Cap, He'd Have No Lower Jaw

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Venomous Sloth
Community Member
3 years ago

Jesus...

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#17

My Helmet Just Saved My Life

My Helmet Just Saved My Life

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn!

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#18

Fellow Riders, My Helmet Saved My Life This Weekend. I Would Have Been Hit In The Face With A Big Chunk Of Concrete

Fellow Riders, My Helmet Saved My Life This Weekend. I Would Have Been Hit In The Face With A Big Chunk Of Concrete

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Raikō Ame
Community Member
3 years ago

That duct tape though

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#19

Whoever Made The Cycle Helmet Saved Another Life Because Without It He Undoubtedly Would Have Died

Whoever Made The Cycle Helmet Saved Another Life Because Without It He Undoubtedly Would Have Died

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Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
3 years ago

His swollen eye agrees. :-(

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#20

Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

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Leo Leden
Community Member
3 years ago

You would look like two face if you did t wear that, damn

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#21

Your Life Isn't Worth You Wanting To Feel The Wind On Your Face

Your Life Isn't Worth You Wanting To Feel The Wind On Your Face

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jo_shortland
Community Member
3 years ago

Definitely not

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#22

Why Should You Wear A Full-face Helmet?

Why Should You Wear A Full-face Helmet?

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Nobble 360
Community Member
3 years ago

blinded

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#23

No Really, That Moment You Realize A Helmet Saved Your Life

No Really, That Moment You Realize A Helmet Saved Your Life

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

I used to hate those helmets...now I know how stupid that was!

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#24

This Is An Easy Call...helmets Save Lives!

This Is An Easy Call...helmets Save Lives!

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

this one was a face scrapper, protect your beautiful face!

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#25

My Friend Has A Concussion After A Bike Accident. His Helmet Saved His Life. Wear Your Helmet!

My Friend Has A Concussion After A Bike Accident. His Helmet Saved His Life. Wear Your Helmet!

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

He still had a concussion with the helmet. Imagine if he hadn't been wearing one-major brain damage or even death.

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#26

My Head And Faced Crushed The Windscreen

My Head And Faced Crushed The Windscreen

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Deneille Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Head-butts can do such damage

#27

Helmets Are Replaceable, Heads Are Not. Be Safe, Not Sorry

Helmets Are Replaceable, Heads Are Not. Be Safe, Not Sorry

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#28

A Boy's Bike Helmet Saved Him From Serious Injuries After A Crash, If Not Death

A Boy's Bike Helmet Saved Him From Serious Injuries After A Crash, If Not Death

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Kay Nelson
Community Member
3 years ago

I need a better helmet

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#29

No Doubt Saved My Life

No Doubt Saved My Life

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Puddin Tane
Community Member
3 years ago

Glad you're ok.

#30

Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

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#31

The Helmet That Saved My Sister’s Life

The Helmet That Saved My Sister’s Life

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

It doesn't even look like a helmet anymore!

#32

I Really Think Having A Good Helmet Saved My Life

I Really Think Having A Good Helmet Saved My Life

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#33

Wear Your Helmet

Wear Your Helmet

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

Ow!

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#34

So I Crashed An Atv In March Of This Year And This Helmet Saved My Life. Still Got A Pretty Bad Concussion Though

So I Crashed An Atv In March Of This Year And This Helmet Saved My Life. Still Got A Pretty Bad Concussion Though

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#35

My Kbc Vr2r That Saved My Life

My Kbc Vr2r That Saved My Life

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