in some cases, it may be legal to ride without a helmet.
It just doen't make sense to ride without one. If everyone
wore their helmet about 50% fewer motorcyclists would die
every year (table below).
In addition to helmets,
motorcyclists should also use protective clothing such as
gloves, jackets, boots, and long pants. Even a minor collision
or loss of ballance can leave a rider scraping pavement.
Protective clothing can mean the difference between being
uninjured, having serious roadrash or worse.