In this paper, the increasing rate of bicycle accidents, the injuries which result from the accidents, and the social factors that contribute to such accidents are briefly reviewed. The general practitioners role and some other preventive aspects of childhood bicycle accidents are presented. The engineering, enforcement and educational aspects are reviewed to point out factors about the rider, the machine and the environment which contribute to accidents and injuries. When taking the history of an accident injury, the general practitioner can discern factors about the patient and environment which contributed to the accident, and by counseling, help prevent similar accidents. Helmets are an injury preventive measure in accidents: parents must be encouraged to buy them and children must be persuaded to wear them.

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    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

    70 Jolimont Street
    Jolimont, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Bouvier, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 287-289
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 683
  • Files: HSL, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM