Soccer helmets may be counter-productive
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Strangulations of childen wearing bicycle helmets at play
Cycle helmets have been mandatory in cycle sport since 2003. But since that date there have been more fatalities than in any other recent decade.
How cycling compares with other everyday activities
Bruce Robinson looks the effects of legislation on risk of head injury. 1996.
Scuffham P, Alsop J, Cryer C, Langley JD. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2000 Jul;32(4):565-73. 2
The NZ helmet law had no discernable effect on head injuries, which fell by no more than the decline in cycle use.
How casualty severity trends have changed before and after the advent of cycle helmets.
Cycle helmet use in higher in Edinburgh than elsewhere in the UK, but there has been no discernible improvement in casualties. For children, casualties have increased.
A look at the influence of cycle helmets on cyclist casualty statistics in Britain, and a comparison with similar research from other countries. May 2000
Williamson, Morrison & Stone. Journal of Epidemiological Community Health 2002;56:285-288
This report shows that child pedestrians are much more at risk of head injury than child cyclists.
An increase in helmet use from 18% to 50% over 10 years was accompanied by an increase of 40% in the risk of head injury per cyclist.