Friday, September 13, 2013

Bike helmets crucial, urges mother

A P.E.I. mother who lost her 14-year-old son in a cycling accident hopes to send a message this weekend about the importance of wearing helmets. Read more.

1 comment:

lagatta à montréal said...

I've hit my head hard tripping on stairs and falling out of a tree as a child. This boy had a very unfortunate freak accident, and while those must be studied to reduce them as much as possible, they are not a sound basis for sustainable active transport policy. Huge numbers of children in cycling-friendly countries cycle every days in normal clothing, yet their death and serious injury rates are very low.

The reasons are too complex to address with a foam hat that discourages casual cycling and thus worsens overall health levels.