What should I look for when buying a bicycle helmet?

A bicycle helmet should be level on your head, comfortably snug but not too tight, and should not move more than about an inch in any direction. There should be a CPSC sticker located on the helmet that ensures the helmet has met minimum safety requirements. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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