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Bicycle helmet use among persons 5 years and older in the United States, 2012External

This new article in Journal of Safety Research reveals that despite the fact that bicycle helmets are highly effective at reducing the risk for head injuries, including severe brain injuries and death, less than half of children and adults always wore bicycle helmets while riding.
Photo: Mother and daughter wearing bicycle helmets

Jewett, A., Beck, L. F., Taylor, C., & Baldwin, G. (2016). Bicycle helmet use among persons 5 years and older in the United States, 2012External. Journal of Safety Research, 59, 1-7. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2016.09.001

Vargo J, Gerhardstein B, Whitfield G, Wendel A. Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012. MMWR 2015; 64(31);837-841.


CDC Vital Signs: Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries. www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety