Bike helmets need to be purchased every 3 years?
Original post made by Mom of 3 on Jun 16, 2013
on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm
3 years is a rule of thumb, based on the typical abuse that children give to their helmets (locking them with their bikes at outdoor bike racks, leaving them inside overheated cars, storing them inside smog filled garages, etc). If you take good care of your helmet, it can last much longer.
on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:30 am
@rule of thumb - better case scenario... I see so many kids without a helmet. Occasionally, I take the liberty to comment, suggest wearing a helmet. My recommendations were rarely appreciated.
on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:44 am
Wow, 3 years! That's a long life for a bike helmet. Ours have rarely lasted a year! They get lost and mislaid, the covering cracks, water pools in them, they are used as Frisbees and other playthings, and sometimes they actually get outgrown too. We have had to buy them much more often - possibly every six months. I think boys probably abuse them much more than girls, but I could be wrong.