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HELMETS: Study’s clear that helmets save lives

Letter by Kenneth W. Levine, Steilacoom on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:16 am | No Comments »
February 28, 2013 1:28 pm

A letter writer (TNT, 2-26) took issue with a Centers for Disease Control study on motorcycle helmets.

Page 2 of the study reports that 42 percent of motorcyclists killed in crashes were not wearing a helmet (which means 58 percent were wearing a helmet).

What is far more important is the next sentence, summarized here: In states where helmets are required, 12 percent of the fatally injured motorcyclists were not wearing a helmet; in states where helmets are not required, 79 percent of the fatally injured motorcyclists were not wearing a helmet.

Helmets save lives.

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