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Senseless: on the lack of forward progress in bicycle helmet design

"Bicycle helmets do an outstanding job of keeping our skulls intact in a major crash. But they do almost nothing to prevent concussions and other significant brain injuries—and the very government agency created to protect us is part of the problem. The time has come to demand something safer."
posted by killdevil on Jun 18, 2013 - 125 comments

 

Effects of Bicycle Helmet Laws on Children's Injuries

Abstract: Cycling is popular among children, but results in thousands of injuries annually. In recent years, many states and localities have enacted bicycle helmet laws. We examine direct and indirect effects of these laws on injuries. Using hospital-level panel data and triple difference models, we find helmet laws are associated with reductions in bicycle-related head injuries among children. However, laws also are associated with decreases in non-head cycling injuries, as well as increases in head injuries from other wheeled sports. Thus, the observed reduction in bicycle-related head injuries may be due to reductions in bicycle riding induced by the laws. [FULL TEXT PDF] [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Feb 27, 2013 - 157 comments

What is wrong with bicycle helmets?

What is wrong with bicycle helmets? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Oct 28, 2011 - 273 comments

Cardboard bike helmet better than plastic

Kranium is a bike helmet that is made from cardboard and out performs the standard polystyrene-filled lids.
posted by jeffmac on Jun 9, 2011 - 41 comments

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