The effect of new safety helmet legislation on bicycle accidents in young children

A study of 813 child bicycle injury presentations at Brisbane's hospitals between April 1991 and June 1992 inclusive. A self-administered questionnaire completed by the caregiver of any child 14 years and under, who presented to the Accident and Emergency Department of five of Brisbane's major hospitals. This requested demographic details, accident, injury, safety helmet ownership and wearing details. It also requested information about parent's educational level and whether the helmet slipped or came off during the accident. Injury details were supplemented by one of the authors. The findings included an age range of 1–14 years. Fifty-seven percent of the parents had received more than 12 years education, 11 percent 12 years of education and 32 percent had received 10 of education or less.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Grant
Author(s): Acton, Nixon, Pitt & Clark
Topics: Child, Head
Publication Date: 01/01/93