Problems related to legislation concerning compulsory use of protective helmets for riders of motor cycles and mopeds were investigated in a study conducted in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Assisted by expertise in traffic medicine, the effects of protective helmets were evaluated, and extensive literature on the subject was studied. The study concluded that it was possible that the wearing of helmets will diminish the risk of head injuries by more than 25 percent. It was proposed that helmet wearing be made compulsory for riders of both motorcycles as well as mopeds and that only approved helmets be worn. Helmets for children, the introductory phase of the enactment of the law, and penalties for trespass against the obligation are other aspects discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordic Road Safety Council

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1974


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM