Three students have designed a helmet that could help prevent motorcycle accidents

Their creation is called ‘Abante’
by Aris Ilagan | Dec 2, 2020

Caloocan City has long been known as the motorcycle capital of the country for its wealth of establishments selling riding accessories and gear. Riders travel to the city—and in particular to 10th Avenue—to find good deals on motorcycling equipment.

There’s a downside, though: With accessories shops here trying to outdo each other by offering the lowest prices possible, it’s no surprise you come across so many substandard helmets. These low-quality lids are one of the reasons some riders don’t survive motorcycle accidents.

But three 18-year-old students from the city have taken it upon themselves to design a helmet with a special feature that could save riders from potentially fatal accidents.

Thea Marie LumabiAdoniram Balagtas, and Chloe Heather Ellano of Caloocan National Science and Technology High School call their creation ‘Abante.’ According to the three students, they themselves had shell out money to purchase the necessary parts for this helmet, which has now won various awards, including the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Young Scientist Award for 2020.

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And to think none of them are even into riding motorcycles. So, what inspired them to create this helmet design? Watch the video below to find out:

NOTE: This article first appeared on . It has been translated to English by TopGear.com.ph editors. Minor edits have been made.

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