CYCLE HELMET EFFECTIVENESS IN NEW ZEALAND

Since late 1989, the cycle helmet wearing rate in New Zealand has risen from around 20% for adults and teenagers, and 40% for younger children, to more than 90% in all age groups. Cycle helmet wearing became mandatory under New Zealand law in January 1994. This paper considers the effect of cycle helmet wearing on hospitalized head injuries between 1990 and 1996, using cyclist limb injuries as a measure of the risk of cycling trauma. Non-motor vehicle crashes were treated separately from those involving motor vehicle. Non-motor vehicle crashes were further subdivided by age groups.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Povey, L J
    • Frith, W J
    • Graham, P G
  • Publication Date: 1999-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00769678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 12 1999 12:00AM