Helmet Safety

Helmet Safety

The use of hard thermoplastic helmets when bicycling, skate boarding, roller blading, or riding a motorcycle, has significantly reduced the incidence of brain injury and concussion in children.

A 2002 research report in the scientific journal Pediatrics showed that from 1994 to 1998, there was a decline of 45 percent in bicycle-related head injuries in provinces where legislation mandating helmet usage had been adopted compared to provinces and territories that did not adopt such legislation.