Head Banger

The Friday File: Being required to wear a bicycle helmet reduces head injuries for 5-19 year olds by 13%. But, and there’s always a but, it also reduces non-head bicycle injuries by 9%, and results in an 11% increase in all other types of injuries from wheeled activities. This means many young riders are switching to skateboarding and roller blading when forced to wear a (very uncool) helmet.

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  1. That’s a major leap of faith is it not Elliot? Or could it be that the reduction in injuries and the increase for other wheeled was simply coincident to a changing choice of users? Can you really state that it is causal?

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