Bicycle Helmet Use Trends and Related
Risk of Mortality and Traumatic Brain Injury among Pediatric Trauma
An estimated 33 million children ride bicycles annually in the United States, resulting in ~450,000 emergency department visits and 384 deaths--most resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Bicycle helmet use among children is low despite educational and injury prevention efforts.
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It’s the moment they’ve all been waiting for. Students at wheeling elementary school stare intently as a dumbbell falls down a tube headed straight for a helpless coconut. In a spit second, the coconut goes splat!
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THE PROPER HELMET FIT
Helmets come in various sizes just like hats. Size can vary between manufacturers. For the most comprehensive list of helmet sizes according to manufacturers go to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute BHSI.
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