Injury Prevention

Young Bicyclists Drop Helmets

In the Pittsburgh region bicycle injuries occur most among children ages 9-14. The vast majority of these injuries occur among children not wearing a helmet.

  • Head injuries cause 75 percent of the more than 800 annual deaths from bicycle crashes.
  • Helmets are required by law for children under 12 in Pennsylvania.
Last Update
May 23, 2008
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Last Update
May 23, 2008
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