BICYCLE ACCIDENTS OF CHILDREN IN THE NETHERLANDS IN 1990/1991; TIME FOR CYCLE HELMETS

FIETSONGEVALLEN BIJ KINDEREN IN NEDERLAND IN 1990/1991; TIJD VOOR FIETSHELMEN

The data on mortality and hospital admissions for children aged 0-14 years were analysed. In 1991, 82 children (1-14 years) died from the consequences of a traffic accident. Most of them died after a bicycle accident. The largest category of hospital admissions (46%) in the age group 0-14 years was the consequence of cycling accidents, out of a total of 2839 traffic accidents in this age group in 1990. Most of the children aged 0-14 years admitted because of bicycle accidents had head and skull injuries. In 69% of the bicycle accidents no motor vehicle was involved. Because of the high frequency of head injuries, wearing a bicycle helmet should be promoted strongly, legal obligation giving the fastest and best results. Several prevention strategies are discussed.

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    BOHN STAFLEU VAN LOGHUM BV

    P O BOX 246
    HOUTEN,   Netherlands  3990 GA
  • Authors:
    • HIRASING, R A
    • VERLOOVE-VANHORICK, S P
    • VAN KAMPEN, LTB
  • Publication Date: 1994-11-12

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00722971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM