In certain places, it is not unusual to find people riding bicycles and tricycles without a helmet. It is so familiar in certain areas that people are not phased by the fact that the rider's skull is exposed to falls and bumps. Just because other people are not protecting their head does not mean that you do not have to while riding a bike. When it comes to riding a bike, a helmet is one of the essential accessories for riding. It is so crucial that riders should get into the habit of only riding their adult tricycle when wearing a helmet.
In 2018, we know more about head injuries than we ever did. Simply put, we see that bumps, bangs, and knocks against the skull are severe and long-lasting. Even if someone feels okay after a fall, he or she could have just done irreversible damage to the brain. A bone will heal, and a cut will go away, but damage to brain cells is permanent.
You could be a fantastic rider with a flawless crash record, and you should still wear a helmet. A crack in the road, a big rock, other riders, or pedestrian traffic can all cause amazing riders to crash not of their own accord. One lousy fall onto an unprotected head could potentially end the riding career of the person who just fell.
Get it out of your head that it is cool to ride a cargo bike, tricycle, or bike without a helmet because it is not. Nothing is exciting about a cracked skull and a concussed brain.