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ERIC Number: ED425556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Mental Retardation through Use of Bicycle Helmets. ARC Q&A #101-48.
Arc, Arlington, TX.
This fact sheet uses a question-and-answer format to summarize what is known about preventing mental retardation through use of bicycle helmets. Questions and answers address the following topics: the importance of bicycle helmets; the number of bike riders injured or killed each year in bicycle crashes (about 1,000 killed, over 500,000 people injured, of whom 32.5 percent suffer head injuries); data on children and bicycle head injuries (138,000 per year); the rate of helmet usage for bicycle riders (fewer than 2 percent of children), despite the evidence that helmet usage reduces head injuries by 85 percent; tips for choosing and fitting a bicycle helmet; barriers to children's helmet use (lack of awareness of the need, cost, and peer pressure); and what states and communities are doing and can do to increase use of bicycle helmets. Additional organizational and print resources are listed. (DB)
Arc National Headquarters, 500 E. Border St., S-300, Arlington, TX 76010; Tel:: 817-261-6003; TDD: 817-277-0553.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.