Bicycle Helmet Laws

Bicycle Helmet Laws do work, and now we have more proof.

The American Medical Association Analyzed the effect of the Georgia Bike Helmet Law which requires all youngsters under 16 to wear helmets.

Within a few months after the law passed, helmet use increased from 33 percent to more than 50 percent.

That's great, but we still have a long way to go, since four out of ten families didn't know there was a law, and nearly half the youngsters didn't wear helmets.

Every year, 50,000 kids suffer head injuries while riding a bike.

Don't let your child become one of those statistics. Strap that helmet on.

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