THE SWEDISH EXPERIENCE

This paper describes among other things: (1) the role of safety requirements and testing procedures in the bicycle helmet development in Sweden; (2) the effectiveness of helmet promoting information campaigns in this country; and (3) the necessity to improve the traffic safety of Swedish cyclists by promoting more helmet wearing. An important conclusion is that the key factor of success in promoting helmets is long-term commitment to campaigning involving as many actors as possible. It is recommended that sport stars as trendsetters and opinion leaders are used in promoting the helmet wearing message. Before any success may be expected, it is important to ensure that the available helmets are comfortable and affordable. They should meet high safety standards, and have appropriate release systems. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 867563.

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    EUROPEAN CONSUMER SAFETY ASSOCIATION ECOSA

    P O BOX 75169
    AMSTERDAM,   Netherlands  1070 AD

    EURPEAN CONSUMER SAFETY ASSOCIATION ECOSA

    P O BOX 75169
    AMSTERDAM,   Netherlands  1070 AD
  • Authors:
    • HAAKANSSON, S
  • Publication Date: 1993-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00675001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-6788-155-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM