Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Helmet Laws Are Counterproductive, Study Says

A new study from the Netherlands suggests that helmet laws are counterproductive in terms of net health, and that the strictly health impact of a US wide helmet law would cost around $5 billion per year. The study uses an approach that balances the health benefits of increased safety against the health costs due to decreased cycling, using estimates suggested in the literature of the health benefits of cycling, accident rates and reductions in cycling.


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