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Citation

Hagel BE, Yanchar NL. Paediatr. Child Health (1996) 2013; 18(9): 475-480.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2013, Canadian Paediatric Society, Publisher Pulsus Group)

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Abstract

Bicycling is a popular activity and a healthy, environmentally friendly form of transportation. However, it is also a leading cause of sport and recreational injury in children and adolescents. Head injuries are among the most severe injuries sustained while bicycling, justifying the implementation of bicycle helmet legislation by many provinces. There is evidence that bicycle helmet legislation increases helmet use and reduces head injury risk. Evidence for unintended consequences of helmet legislation, such as reduced bicycling and greater risk-taking, is weak and conflicting. Both research evidence to date and recognition of the substantial impact of traumatic brain injuries support the recommendation for all-ages bicycle helmet legislation.


Language: en

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