Gripping photos that show why you should always wear helmets when on bikes, scooters and skates

If you ask bikers, skaters and scooter riders about helmets, chances are that they will tell you that the head gear isn't the most comfortable of accessories.

Sacrificing safety for comfort however, is absolutely not a good idea, as these photos featured on Lifebuzz show.

The website has compiled a series of images showing helmets that have been severely damaged during accidents.

As you look at them in the gallery, try imagining what would happen if a person's head was there in place of the helmets. 

See the gripping images above.