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Old 09-13-2008, 02:17 AM
dacia dacia is offline
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Default Re: Why we need helmets

It is common to see people involved in sports wearing head protection. Football players wear helmets. Rock climbers wear helmets. River rafters wear helmets. Hockey players wear helmets. And for good reason--each sport presents a risk of head injury. Bicycling presents a similar hazard and requires similar precautions. Though the overall numbers and risk are not high, about 75% of all bicyclist deaths each year result from head injuries. More cyclists are permanently impaired by riding their heads into curbs, poles and the pavement. Scrapes and broken bones heal, but scrambled brains may not. Much of this tragedy is preventable. The premier intervention is to learn good bicycling technique, understand motorist behavior and bicycle defensively. The next simple precaution of wearing a bicycle helmet may prevent severe injury or save a life--yours.

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