Saturday, December 12, 2009

Motorcycle Injury Accident Studies what do they Mean

There have been many motorcycle injury accident studies. They can be used to support or refute the use of a motorcycle helmet, depending on who is interpreting the study.

My take is that its clear that motorcycle helmets can lessen and prevent motorcycle injuries at certain speeds. At high speeds there is some concern that they can add to neck injuries.

Below are links to some of the studies. The hurt study gets the widest coverage.

http://www.motorcyclesafetyinfo.com/hurt_study.html

Motorcycle accident in depth study

Motorcycle rider conspicuity and crash related injury

Traffic study Facts

The jonathon Goldstein study