More than 7,000 bi-level motorcycle accident reports from Illinois and Michigan are being studied to obtain data in a degree and volume not now available for the United States. This paper discusses the preliminary analysis of data from that study relating to the effectiveness of motorcycle safety helmet use in reducing the frequency and severity of head injury. The relationship of speed to head injury is discussed for both safety helmet users and non-users. Data on the severity of head injury in accidents involving helmet ejection, cracking and splitting, or visible helmet impact is cited. Preliminary conclusions concerning the effect of helmet use and helmet laws on motorcycle fatalities are presented. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Automotive Safety, July 16-18, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Buchanan, L S
    • Bischoff, D C
    • Richardson, H A
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #73013 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM