Could new 6D suspension motorcycle helmet help save lives?

New 6D motorcycle helmet with built in suspension to protect you brain could help in the reduction of serious head injuries on the roads.

motorcycles on a country road


It is common knowledge that motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and therefore they carry a higher risk of suffering a serious injury on the road than car drivers.

According to the Department of Transport’s dedicated road safety website, Think!, motorcyclists are 38 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car drivers, per mile ridden. In a bid to reduce these figures. inventors and motorcycle brands have been inspired into trying to create new safety equipment for motorcyclists, to reduce their risk of serious injury when out on the road.

The mail online  has been reporting on a new style of helmet that just might improve these accident figures.


What does the helmet do?

The new age helmet has a built-in suspension layer that is said to reduce impact and therefore reduce brain injuries. Bob Weber, who is the co-founder of 6D helmets, said that the combination of the suspension system, along with an EPS foam to absorb energy, helps to make the helmet safer.

Speaking about the new helmet, Weber said:“By having a suspension in the helmet, the helmet is active at a much lower energy demand than a traditional design. The two liners can compress within themselves and if the energy is high enough the two layers come together and the EPS takes over”.

The new 6D helmet has been built with Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS). On impact the helmet is able to compress the impact and shear omni-directionally, therefore absorbing the energy caused by the accident impact in the first place and providing protection to the brain.

Currently this is not possible, as our traditional helmets are too stiff and therefore cannot perform the same function effectively.

How does the helmet work?

Theoretically this brand new invention sounds great, but how exactly do they work?

The helmets are lined with 27 hourglass shaped dampers. These dampers have a high level of elasticity, which allows them to act like a spring, which is able to manage low and medium impacts should the motorcyclist or cyclist ever be involved in an accident.


How could this help reduce brain injuries in the future?

The helmet, if successfully tested and made publicly available, could help reduce the risk of serious brain injuries. Although the helmet has new technology, the likes of which has not seen in classic motorcycle helmets, the founder does claim it cannot stop brain injuries completely but can reduce the risk of serious injury. So by this we can conclude that the helmet still needs some more testing and evaluation.


How many fatalities are caused by motorcycle crashes?

According to the MCN  statistics in 2012, it is suggested that 328 people were killed whilst on a motorcycle in the UK. The Department of Transport also released figures in 2013 showing that there were 331 deaths involving motorcyclists or pillion passengers.. But it is not all doom and gloom, there are positive signs in the battle to reduce the number of motorcyclists and cyclists killed on the roads. Recent studies from 2015 show that figures are in fact decreasing, with the number of deaths caused by a motorcycle dropping by 9% in 2015.

Although this is good news, it still shows that accidents from motorcycles are still a problem in the UK.


Have you or a loved one been affected a motorcycle accident?

To make a claim after your motorcycle claim, all you need to do is give us a call. We will give you free, no obligation and confidential advice on whether or not we feel you have a claim.

Unfortunately, due to the stigma surrounding bikers,  a motorcycle claim can be more complex than some road traffic claims, so it is best to get in touch with us at the earliest possible opportunity so that one of our motorcycle accident claims specialists can get to work for you.


How we can help

At Scott Rees & Co we have a specialist team of motorcycle accident claims solicitors to help those who have been a victim of an accident that wasn’t their fault, get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries.

Motorcycle accident claims compensation can help you cover a whole range of costs brought about by the circumstances of your accident, whether it is for loss of earnings, household bills or rehabilitation costs for injuries that require regular medical care and attention.


How to make a claim

For free advice, as to whether you could make a claim, simply fill in the claim form on the right hand side of the page, or give us a call on your mobile from 01695 722 222 or on a landline on 0800 61 43 61.

We will be sure to answer any of your questions about whether or not you could be entitled to make a motorcycle compensation claim and all initial advice comes without obligation.


No win, no fee

At Scott Rees & Co, all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that you are open and honest with us and that you follow our instructions throughout the claims process. What that means is that if for some reason we are unsuccessful with your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny



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