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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Raikō Ame 1 year ago

I'm guessing the nose took the impact?

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#4 Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet

Daily Reminder To Wear A Helmet

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Raikō Ame 1 year ago

Wolverine? But Not The Wolverine.. 😏

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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 1 year ago

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

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Spinaap 1 year ago

Yes, did this once, it didn't hurt me, the helmet took it all

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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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#10 Helmets Can Save Lives

Helmets Can Save Lives

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John L 1 year 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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#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 1 year 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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Tracy Moorhead 1 year ago

That would have been deadly!

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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 1 year 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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Lola Wallace 1 year ago

I know this might be insensitive but am I the only one that sees a jack skellington face in the scratches?

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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 1 year ago

Jesus...

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#17 My Helmet Just Saved My Life

My Helmet Just Saved My Life

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Deneille Smith 1 year ago

from a shark?

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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 1 year 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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fluffy_ninja_owl 1 year ago

praying for this guy :(

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#20 Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

Always Wear A Helmet, Folks

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Sue Donim 1 year ago

why so i feel like im being stared at by an eye ?

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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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Sam Bradshaw 1 year ago

This is the result of a courier van pulling out and knocking me off and hitting a concrete reservation face first at 60 mph and having the bike (Honda vtr 1000 firestorm) landing in me and then spending the next two and a half years in and out of 5 hospitals and alot of surgery and physio and psychological care

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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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Puddin Tane 1 year ago

Point taken.

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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GregW 1 year ago

Daaayum that had to hurt!

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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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