Wear a Helmet

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With the nice weather finally arriving, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and there are few better ways to do so than riding a bicycle. Many people, however, do not take proper safety precautions, including adhering to helmet safety standards.

Every year in the United States, more than 500,000 people end up in the emergency department with injuries resulting from bicycle accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, 818 of them did not survive. More children between ages five to 14 visit the ER every year for bike-related injuries than any other sport. Some of those children die, typically from head injuries. Many of these injuries can be avoided or reduced by simply wearing a helmet.

 

 

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