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9.4 Helmet FAQ now on-line




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This article is from the Bicycles FAQ, by Mike Iglesias with numerous contributions by others.

9.4 Helmet FAQ now on-line

From: ab833@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Avery Burdett)
Date: 11 Nov 1998 20:39:30 GMT

The net's first researched-based Helmet FAQ dealing with common
misconceptions about helmets is now on-line at:

http://www.magma.ca/~ocbc/hfaq.html

It answers questions about testing procedures, helmet effectiveness,
problems with modern helmets, the problem with Thompson and Rivara's
claim of 85% reduction in risk, why some people wear helmets and some
don't, whether cycling is dangerous, whether helmet wearing changes
cyclist behaviour, helmet laws, helmet promotion, impact on health,
and effective ways to reducing injuries.

Among the materials linked are:

- Failure Research Associates' Comparative Risk of Different Activities

- Traumatic brain injury data and other stats

- Fatality data from US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

- Fatality trend chart based NHTSA data

- Two papers presented to Velo Australis, 1996 on results of Australian
helmet laws

- Abstract of the Scuffham/Langley paper on the effect of helmet use in
New Zealand

- Abstract of Dorothy Robinson's paper on the effect of helmet laws in Australi
a

- Summary of Mayer Hillman's publication "Cycle Helmets - the case for and
against

- industry test standards and procedures

- Gerald Wilde's work on risk compensation

- article on car helmets - the next "innovative" product from the safety
industry

- list of printed sources



 

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