CHILDREN AND BICYCLES: WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING? STUDIES OF FATAL AND NON-FATAL BICYCLE INJURY

The objectives of the study were to ascertain the causes of accidents, injuries, and deaths in children who ride bicycles. Fatality and injury rates were also studied in order to compare with other studies. Two studies of children were undertaken in children aged less than 15 years. In the first, children who died as a result of a bicycle incident during the period 1981-1992 were reviewed. In the second, data were obtained prospectively between April 1991 and June 1992 about children who were injured while riding a bicycle and treated at a public hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In conclusion, injury prevention for bicycle riders should involve not only compulsory wearing of helmets, but should also include education and training about safe riding habits, separation of motorized vehicles from bicycles, modified helmet design to incorporate facial protection, and improved handlebar design.

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    • Injury Prevention is the publication of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention.
  • Corporate Authors:

    BMJ Publishing Group

    BMJ House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • ACTON, CHC
    • THOMAS, S
    • NIXON, J W
    • CLARK, R
    • Pitt, W R
    • Battistutta, D
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2002 12:00AM