October 7, 2009 – This morning I saw a young boy riding his bicycle. He was wearing a helmet, but did not have it buckled under his chin. I casually rolled down my window and reminded him that it was more effective if buckled. He embarrassedly and quickly buckled the helmet under his chin. Parents tell their kids every day to “put on your helmet!” They share with their children the comparison of their heads hitting the street being like a watermelon being dropped onto a sidewalk. So adults and children alike should know the seriousness of wearing a helmet, right?
Studies show that head injuries account for more than 60 percent of bicycle-related deaths. And between 45 to 88 percent of brain injuries could be prevented if cyclists would wear a helmet. And why not wear a helmet? Helmets are cheap and can be purchased at all major national retailers for less than $20, and a small price to pay to keep your noodle intact.
Studies prove that riding a bike without wearing a helmet is a risky proposition. We all know that helmets can reduce injury and prevent death while riding a bicycle, but so many people don’t bother to take the time to strap one on before venturing out.
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