According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorcycle helmets saved an estimate 1,859 lives in 2016. Helmet use reduces the risk of death by 37% and the risk of head injury by 69%. PennDot states that one out of every five motorcycle crashes result in head or neck injuries. In 2016, states without universal helmet laws, 60% of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets compared to 8% in states with universal helmet laws. Statistics do not lie. Always wear a helmet when you ride.