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Cycle helmets cut head injury by 65%, says study

30 September 2016
 

Wearing a cycle helmet can reduce the risk of a fatal head injury by 65% and serious head trauma by nearly 70%, says a new study from the University of South Wales, Australia. Statisticians Jake Olivier and Prudence Creighton drew together data from more than 40 separate studies around the world, representing a total of 64,000 cyclists.The wearing of cycle helmets in Australia is mandatory. Previous studies point to observations that helmet use encourages “risk taking behavior” or...

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