The Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978 required the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to study and report to Congress the effect of helmet-law repeals on helmet use, head injuries, and fatalities. This article presents a summary of the findings contained in DOT's report to Congress. In conclusion it is stated that because of its life-saving importance to motorcycle safety, NHTSA believes that promotion of helmet use and helmet-use legislation is an important and necessary activity at both the federal and state levels of government.

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  • Accession Number: 00324459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 986
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1983 12:00AM