New study confirms bicycle related fatalities reduced by wearing helmet.

May 30, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

This new study confirms what we have known intuitively for a long time. Wearing a bike helmet reduces injury and saves lives in car/bike collisions. The US study relased from Boston Children's Hospital showed that the rate of bicycle related fatalities is significantly lower in states with helmet laws.

According to the study

"Past research shows that laws can be an important factor in helping parents adhere to best practice guidelines," said William P. Meehan III, MD, the study author. "For parents who feel like there is conflicting information related to child health, this evidence supports the fact that helmets save lives and that helmet laws play a role."

Laws requiring mandatory helmets for minors allow parents to set firm and fast rules for their children, and allow the children to become habituated to wearing bicycle helmet into the future. Parents should also set a positive example by wearing properly fitting helmets themselves.

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Car Accidents

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