DON'T LET YOUR CHILD BECOME A CAREGIVER

         
 
Nearly half of people hospitalized for bike-related injuries suffer Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
 
Ninety (90%) percent of bicycle deaths and seventy-five percent of bicycle injuries in Florida in 2000 were to riders OLDER than 15.
 
 
People with severe brain injuries can incur millions of dollars in hospitalization, rehabilitation and ongoing support costs and may never be able to return to their pre-injury lifestyle.

 
In its first year, Florida's bicycle helmet law resulted in a thirty (30%) percent decrease in injuries among children 15 and younger and a fifty percent decrease in deaths.

 
 
Even injuries termed mild, like concussion, can create lingering effects that impair functioning and performance of daily tasks.

 
Ninety (90%) percent of bicyclists killed in the U.S. in 2000 weren't wearing helmets.

 
 
Impairments like seizure and vision problems may not reveal themselves until many months or even years after the injury occurs. This is particularly true in children.
 
Wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by eighty-five (85%) percent.
 
 

 See Helmutt's popular brochures: 

How to Fit and Wear a Bicycle Helmet 


Because I Love You, That's Why! 



Now available in Spanish!

Como Ajustar Y Usar Su Casco Para Ciclistas


Porque Te Quiero - Ese El El Motivo!


Watch a video that shows the importance of bicycle helmets: 

Bicycle Helmets: A Crash Course

 

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