It is estimated that if all bicyclists in the U.S. wore helmets, one bicycle related death would be prevented each day and one head injury would be prevented every 4 minutes.
Currently, in most communities, less than 3-5% of children wear bicycle helmets.
Wearing helmets had decreased head injuries in other recreational sports including football, baseball, and hockey.
The lifetime costs for one severely head injured bicyclist average about 4.5 million. The overall yearly economic costs of bicycle head injuries in children nationally are in excess of 1 billion.
Nationally, approximately 600 children die each year from bicycle related injuries, with 80% of the victims suffering head trauma.
Most bicycling crashes involving children do not have automobiles. Most children are injured when they fall from their bikes.
Head injury is the primary contributing cause in 70-80% of all bicycling fatalities.
Even a minor head injury has shown to produce long term problems with memory and learning.
Wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 85%
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