Head injuries sustained during a fall while cycling can be serious or even fatal. Avoid the worst by wearing a helmet that will protect you in the event of an accident.
Wearing a bike helmet is essential to avoid the worst. Their effectiveness has been proven, so you can rely on them!
In the event of a fall, helmets:
Wear a helmet and fasten it, even if you are riding only a short distance. If your helmet isn't fastened, it will fall off and leave you unprotected if you fall.
If necessary, use the foam pad inserts that come with the helmet to properly adjust it.
Make sure your helmet has been approved by one of the following organizations: CSA, CPSC, ASTM, CEN or SNELL.
If the name of one of these organizations appears on the inside of the helmet or on its packaging, it guarantees that the helmet meets performance standards, including resistance to impact.
As soon as it is subject to an impact, a bicycle helmet loses its effectiveness. You should replace it:
If you are riding an electric bike, the Highway Safety Code requires that you wear a bike helmet. Other obligations also apply. To find out more, see the section on electric bikes.
For more information, you can refer to the following French-language video clips.
Last update: June 1, 2022