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Head injuries and cycling safety in France

Cycling casualties 2003

Head injuries as % of casualties

Cyclists are less likely to suffer head injuries than other road users.

Cycle helmet use

In towns and for utility cycling, less than 10%. Higher in countryside for leisure cycling. Sports cyclists c. 94%.

Cycle use

4% of daily journeys in France are made by cycle.
Cycle use is growing in towns and cities, much less so in suburbs and countryside.

Sources

Sécurité Routière; CERTU (Centre d'études sur les réseaux, les transports, l'urbanisme et les consturctions publiques). March 2005.