The Effect of an All-Ages Bicycle Helmet Law on Bicycle-Related Trauma

@article{Kett2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of an All-Ages Bicycle Helmet Law on Bicycle-Related Trauma},
  author={Paula Kett and Frederick Rivara and Anthony Gomez and Annie Phare Kirk and Christina Yantsides},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={1160-1166}
}
In 2003, Seattle implemented an all-ages bicycle helmet law; King County outside of Seattle had implemented a similar law since 1994. For the period 2000–2010, the effect of the helmet legislation on helmet use, helmet-preventable injuries, and bicycle-related fatalities was examined, comparing Seattle to the rest of King County. Data was retrieved from the Washington State Trauma Registry and the King County Medical Examiner. Results comparing the proportions of bicycle related head injuries… CONTINUE READING

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