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My Hövding story
- Kathrin Schlott

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. Kathrin is a Hövding rider living in Munich (Germany) and she has shared her personal accident story with us. Read more about her story of how Hövding protected her.

*Bicycle accidents reported to Hövding.

A Saturday I was on my way to meet a friend when suddenly a little boy with his inline skates came towards me on the bike path. Although we didn’t have too much speed, we both couldn’t break and crashed. My Hövding registered the fall and was fully inflated before I hit the ground. Apart from a few bruises, the little boy and I were luckily unharmed.

 

Did you feel any discomfort when your Hövding deployed?
I was a little scared because the bang was louder than I thought. It was a little tight around my neck, but not too tight. I had the feeling that my head and neck were very well supported by my Hövding.

 

Have you changed your cycling behavior after the accident?
I haven’t ridden my bike again yet, but no, I won’t change my cycling behavior.

 

Why do you think some people are skeptical about wearing a bicycle helmet?
I think that many people think that they look ugly wearing a helmet. People may also think that they will not get seriously injured in a bicycle accident since bicycles are not as fast as, for instance, scooters.

 

Would you recommend Hövding?
Yes, absolutely and I already have!

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