Universal motorcycle helmet laws recommended to reduce deaths and injuries

June 19, 2014

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The Community Preventive Services Task Force, whose members are appointed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends universal motorcycle helmet laws based on strong evidence from 69 studies. Evidence of effectiveness indicates that universal helmet laws increase helmet use, decrease motorcycle-related fatal and nonfatal injuries, and are significantly more effective than no law or only partial motorcycle helmet laws. Economic evidence also shows that universal motorcycle helmet laws produce considerable economic benefits that greatly exceed costs.

Source: Community Guide News, 19 June 2014.

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