US study claims wearing a lid has added benefits
AN American study claims that motorcycle helmets reduce the risk of spinal injuries.The study, conducted by Dr. Adil H. Haider, an assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, analysed over 40,000 motorcycle collisions between 2002 and 2006 and found that those wearing a helmet were 22 percent less likely to suffer cervical spinal injury. The research also found that those who wore a helmet were 65 percent less likely to suffer trausmatic brain injury and 37 percent less likely to die than those without a helmet.Over the last 15 years in America, a number of states have revoked their mandatory helmet laws following lobbying from anti-helmet activists, who often cite a 25-year old study that claims the weight of the motorcycle helmet increases the risk of spinal injuries.
Ask yourself, could you ride without a helmet? I for one couldnt, having started riding just as the helmet law came in my whole time on bikes has been with the helmet compulsory and its nice to know the above stats prove the value of wearing them, although i bet we could have guessed a good bit of it without the study particularly the 37% bit.
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I'm glad I had a lid on when I had my off last year. As well as a broken arm, shoulder and collar bone, I'd have a shredded face too
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