The epidemiology of bicycle crashes identifies helmets as a major countermeasure, especially for children. Head impact tolerance, impact site, need for penetration resistance and sizing are reviewed, but not heat dissipation, though it is an important user consideration. A separate class of helmet for very young children is recommended. Current helmets are deficient in small sizes.
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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): J C Lane
Topics: Bicycle, Child, Head
Publication Date: 05/10/86