Why wear helmets?
  • Professional and amateur athletes in many sports wear helmets. Football, hockey and even baseball players wear helmets. Cyclists need protection for the special risks they face, too.
  • Brain injuries are usually the most serious injuries a bicycle rider will sustain. Helmets prevent many of these injuries or reduce their severity.
  • Studies in the U.S. and elsewhere have shown that bike riders wearing helmets are less likely to suffer brain injuries than those who don't.
  • Bicycles, even when in the hands of young children, can be rapidly moving vehicles, easily reaching speeds of 20 miles per hour or more.
  • Compared to the dollar and human cost of brain injuries, helmets are inexpensive insurance.

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1. Why wear helmets?
2. What should you look for when buying a helmet?
3. Are there other safety precautions to take when riding a bicycle?