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Bike Helmet Safety

TWELVE SOBERING BICYCLE CRASH FACTS (NATIONWIDE)

about 800 Americans die each year in bicycle crashes

using a helmet could save about 680 of them!

about 500 are younger than 18

over 500,000 visit a doctor after a bike crash

only about 5% of all serious bike injuries involve cars!

40,000 injury producing bike-car crashes are reported

about 40,000 go unreported

most car-bike crashes happen on quiet neighborhood streets

experienced careful bike riders crash after 4,500 miles on the average

head injury causes 75% of our annual deaths from bike crashes

bicycle riders with helmets had an 85% reduction in their risk of head injury

they also had an 88% reduction in their risk of brain injury

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