TITLE

Widespread variations exist in bike helmet laws across Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Casey, Quentin
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/21/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 13, pE635
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the adoption of the bicycle helmet legislation in Canadian provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island wherein all cyclists are required to wear helmets to prevent head injuries. It offers information on the survey conducted by Statistics Canada which shows that 46% of 11.4 million Canadians who bicycled in 2009 did not wear helmets. Furthermore, it says that helmet laws reduce childhood bicycle-related head injuries.
ACCESSION #
54101095

 

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