Safety Information: Bicycles
Many brain trauma injuries among the young could be avoided by using helmets. Youngsters and adults involved in bicycling, roller skating or blading, or other such activities are subject to falls that can produce serious and sometimes fatal head injuries.
WHY WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET?
Non-helmeted riders are fourteen times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than cyclists wearing a safety helmet. Children ages 14 and under are five times more likely to be injured in a bicycle-related crash than older bike riders.
Bicyclists admitted to hospital emergency rooms with head injuries are twenty times more likely to die than those without head injuries.
Bicycle riders with helmets had….
an 85% reduction in their risk of head injury
an 85% reduction in their risk of brain injury