Bicycle Helmet Use Laws: Lessons Learned From Selected Sites

This report presents the experiences of six jurisdictions [Austin, Texas; Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida; State of Maryland; State of Oregon; Port Angeles, Washington; and Seymour, Connecticut] in enacting and implementing bicycle helmet use laws. In brief, the report explores: the introduction, passage, and implementation of bicycle helmet use laws, with a focus on enforcement issues; significant factors in the passage and implementation of these laws; whether or not the effectiveness of these laws was being measured; and those factors that influenced whether or not these laws were evaluated. This report was designed to investigate some basic questions about bicycle helmet use laws: How do different facets of bicycle helmet use laws influence a law's effectiveness? Is the effectiveness of bicycle helmet use laws being measured? Which factors may be most significant in increasing the effectiveness of bicycle helmet use laws? Why do some jurisdictions evaluate their laws and others do not? In summary, what is working and why? This report does not offer definitive answers to these broad questions, but details the experiences of six jurisdictions as examples.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 219p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01008879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-809 854
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2005 3:02PM