SAFETY HELMETS FOR PEDAL CYCLISTS - A PILOT STUDY AMONGST CHILDREN

Twenty nine children aged 10-11+ were given the opportunity of wearing bsi approved safety helmets while taking part in a national cycling proficiency scheme re-test in a school playground. They were afterwards questioned about the comfort of the helmets and the effect, if any, that wearing them had on their cycling. Most would like to own a helmet for cycling and said that they would wear it for most activities on their bicycles. Few children found the helmet uncomfortable or difficult to put on. Most complaints were associated with the chin strap. Some children (12) claimed that the helmet made looking behind more difficult; 6 were observed to have more difficulty in steering while looking behind when wearing the helmet than they did when not wearing it. These difficulties however, might have been attributable to the fact that the children did not have much time to become accustomed to wearing the helmets.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Bennett, M
    • Downing, C S
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Suppl. Rpt. 283Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM