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Bike helmet legislation may not have big impact on head injury rates
Bike helmet legislation may not have big impact on head injury rates

(May 14, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto - According to a report published in the BMJ, bike helmet laws may not significantly reduce head injuries. Researchers reviewed data on cycling related injuries in Canada from 1994 to 2008. During this time, there were nearly 67,000 hospitalizations for cycling related injuries. While provinces with helmet legislation saw the greatest reduction in rates of cycling related head injuries, researchers found that these rates were falling before legislation was even introduced. After taking these trends i not consideration, researchers found head injury rates were not significantly affected by helmet legislation.

 
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