II. Epidemiology

  1. Helmet use increases with price decreases

III. Efficacy

  1. Helmets reduce severe brain injury by 74%
  2. Helmets reduce nose and face Trauma by 65%
  3. Poor helmet fit increases Head Injury risk
    1. Parkinson (2003) Pediatrics 112:320-3 [PubMed]

IV. Helmet Fitting

  1. Helmet sits snugly in horizontal position on head
    1. Should not sit too high on forehead
    2. Should not have too much front-to-back movement
  2. Straps form V around ears
  3. Held firmly in place when buckle fastened

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