I’ve always believed that wearing a bicycle helmet while riding is an important thing to do. Kids especially are more vulnerable to injuries when not wearing the proper protective gear. I didn’t realize how big this problem is.
According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, 800 bicyclists die each year, half of them under the age of 15. The report also says that 550,000 riders visit the emergency room each year. The Institute stated that 88 percent of the reported brain injuries could have been prevented if the rider had worn a helmet.
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