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By Pam Burke 

Outdoor safety: Helmet safety - Head first

Summer activities are in full swing, with some of us heading out on the road or across country in pursuit of fun. If we literally could be hitting the pavement or the dirt on these adventures, we might benefit from protection provided by helmets - and the pros have some tips for us.

 

August 12, 2019

Photos by Colin Thompson and Havre Daily News staff

No matter the activity, helmets come with some basic features: The shell, an impact management - foam - liner and a chinstrap or harness to attach it to your head. Other features can include a liner between the foam and your head, or some type of face protection like a visor or shield.

Helmets that have proven to meet standards set by industry experts are certified by the organization that performed the testing.

Snell Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization that tests helmets designed for a variety of activities and sports. The...



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