Get to know more about the types of helmet straps

DAPURPACU – As a mandatory tool for riding a motorcycle, helmets currently in circulation have various types and types. Each type has a different locking strap as well.

Even so, each helmet issued by the manufacturer has strong material and has passed a series of tests for the safety and comfort of its users.

Equally important, the helmets in circulation have also been equipped with the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) label, as proof that this safety device for the head has passed the test.

PT Daya Adicipta Motora’s Safety Riding Development Section Head, Ludhy Kusuma emphasized that the existence of this label ensures that the helmet has strong material and has been tested for safety and comfort.

Ludhy explained, in a helmet there are various components to support its strength and safety, starting from the shell (shield) to withstand impact and friction.

There is also a glass (visor) that is strong, flexible and not easily broken to break the swift wind that hits the face. Then there is the helmet foam which must also support driving comfort

“One more thing that makes helmets have safety standards is the straps as well as locking the helmet,” said Ludhy, in a written statement, last Wednesday (31/5).

There are several types of helmet straps depending on the model and designation. The three types of straps or helmet locks that are very commonly used include:

1. Quick Release

Usually the straps and helmet locks of this model are used on the open face type. But there are also full face type helmets for touring purposes, there are also those who use this model.

It’s easy to remove it too. To install it, you just need to insert the end of the strap which looks like a buckle and is usually made of iron until it sounds ‘click’, a sign that the helmet strap is locked and safe to use.

And the helmet strap is also very easy to remove, just pressing the button or lever on the buckle until it’s released. Unfortunately this rope model is not very suitable for use for racing purposes.

2. Micro Lock

It has the characteristic end of the strap with a serrated buckle model and when it is locked, it is enough to put it in the buckle housing. To remove it is quite easy, just by pressing the lever.

Unfortunately, the material for the rope and helmet lock used is fairly simple and is usually made of plastic material.

This model of helmet strap and lock is very commonly used on standard helmets in Indonesia at a low price, and is only used for riding short distances or on a daily basis.

3. Double D-ring

Currently, it is not only expensive helmets or imported helmets that use this locking model. Standard helmets both open face and full face have also been widely used.

Of course, because this helmet with a locking model has a tested and guaranteed safety standard. Named Double D-ring because it has two rings in the shape of the letter ‘D’.

Even so, the way to lock it is not the buckle model, but by means of the end of the rope being attached to the two rings.

Helmets with double D-ring locks are the safest helmets because they are strong and stiff when used. Because the more there is downward pressure, the tighter it will bind.

“We urge people to use helmets according to SNI standards, and of course adjusted to the needs of drivers while on the road,” concluded Ludhy. [dp/TH]

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