Comment 81850

By Colin (registered) | Posted October 17, 2012 at 15:53:54

Actual data from New South Wales, Australia may also indicate an issue to consider in detail.

Some non-wearers may typically be a higher risk due to other factors. Between 1996 and 2011, of known cases that had been drinking alcohol, 10 were helmeted and 12 without helmet. Nine of the 12 non-helmeted cyclists had a BAC of 0.150 or above and only 1 of the 10 helmeted had this level. Six of the 10 helmeted at low levels of between 0.001-0.019.

I think it is likely that many of the 30 deaths related to alcohol and drugs were not wearing helmets. Also helmet wearers may have been more likely to have had lights, these aspects could also be investigated.

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