Full face motorcycle helmets offer the most protection of all the motorcycle helmet styles. The motorcycle helmet is the most important piece of gear that you own if you are a motorcycle rider. Most states require that you wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, but some do not.
In those states where motorcycle helmets are not required there are often injuries when accidents occur involving a motorcycle. Quite often the injuries could have been avoided if the rider had been wearing a helmet.
There are many different types of helmets in terms of style, flip up, full face, off-road, open face, and shorty helmets. You should check and ensure that whatever helmet you buy meets DOT standards and that it has a Snell rating. A Snell rating means the helmet offers the highest level of production available.