"Over 20 states have adopted laws requiring youths to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. We confirm previous research indicating that these laws reduced fatalities and increased helmet use, but we also show that the laws significantly reduced youth bicycling. "I rode my bike everywhere until I could drive or bum a ride off a friend. My kids - not so much. More is the pity.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Unintended Consequences - Bike Helments Edition
A recent paper by Christopher S. Carpenter and Mark F. Stehr finds that bicycle helmets do prevent injuries but they also prevent bike riding.
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