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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