Widespread variations exist in bike helmet laws across Canada

Casey, Quentin
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/21/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 13, pE635
Academic Journal
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.


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