Do Bicycle Helmet Laws Prevent Head Injuries And Improve Health?

NEW ENGLAND, Australia - Many doctors believe that enforced bicycle helmet laws improve health, but this view remains hotly contested in some quarters. Experts set out their arguments for and against legislation. Several studies suggest that cyclists who choose to wear helmets have fewer head injuries than non-wearers. But Dorothy Robinson, Senior Statistician at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, argues that there is no clear evidence that bicycle laws improve public health.

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