MOTORCYCLE HELMET CRASH COST IN NORTH CAROLINA
This paper discusses the effects of motorcyclists' helmet wearing on the injuries, and the costs of treating those injuries, incurred in motorcycle crashes in North Carolina. It notes that 86% of the costs of treating motorcycle crash injuries is paid by the public through increased insurance premiums and taxes. It also relates that charges for unhelmeted motorcyclists receiving care for a brain injury are more than twice as high than charges for treating motorcyclists with no brain injury.
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University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- Lacy, J K
- Publication Date: 2001-4
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Brain; Costs; Economic impacts; Injuries; Insurance rates; Motorcycle crashes; Motorcycle helmets; Motorcyclists; Taxes
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I85: Safety Devices used in Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00816540
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 17 2001 12:00AM