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My Hövding story
- Anneli Ersson

Hövding has over 200 000 users spread over a number of different countries and our airbag helmet has protected over 5000 people in bicycle accidents* so far. Anneli is a Hövding rider who've shared her personal accident story with us, read more about her story of how Hövding protected her.

*Bicycle accidents reported to Hövding.

It happened in the morning when I was on my way to work. I have my usual bike route that I’ve cycled for years so it’s a familiar route for me. I suddenly found myself on the ground, but it all happened so fast that I didn’t react when my Hövding deployed. Two cyclists helped me to get up on my feet and they asked: “What’s on your head?” and it was not until then I realized that my Hövding had deployed. Thanks to the Hövding, I got away without any serious injuries and I managed to get to the hospital on my own. Without it, I would probably been knocked unconscious.

 

Did you feel any discomfort when your Hövding deployed?
No, not at all. I actually felt nothing when it deployed, and I didn’t realize at first that my Hövding had deployed until the other cyclists asked what I was wearing on my head.

 

Have you changed your cycling behavior after the accident?
No, I haven’t really changed anything in my cycling behavior after the accident.

 

Why do you think some people are skeptical about wearing a bicycle helmet?
Hmm, it’s a difficult question but I think people find it annoying to have one more thing to bring along on the bike ride apart from their bags etc. I also think that some people might be vain. Age is probably also a significant factor; it wasn’t mandatory to wear a bicycle helmet in the past. Young people today, who have grown up wearing bicycle helmets, probably find it natural.

 

Would you recommend Hövding?
Yes, I would recommend Hövding based on the fact that it is a safe and flexible product that is easy to use.

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