Bicycle Helmet Laws

If you have every questioned whether bicycle helmet laws actually increase safety then read some of the articles linked from this page: Bicycle Helmet Laws

One Quote:

‘In October 2015, the British Medical Journal published Bicycling injury hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions: analyses examining associations with helmet legislation and mode share by Teschke, Koehoorn, Shen and Dennis from the British Columbia and Toronto universities: “We found that lower rates of traffic-related injuries were associated with higher cycling mode shares, a finding also reported elsewhere. We did not find a relationship between injury rates and helmet legislation.” ‘


Further research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests a 62% reduction in cyclist numbers in Halifax the year after helmet law enactment, with more cyclist injuries recorded than before the law and a nominal reduction in head injuries (8 less head injuries in 1999).”

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