Tag Archive for ‘motorcycle safety’

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Hit the road, jacked—road rash injuries

This month’s column examines the occurrence of motorcycle-related road rash injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.

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Statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws

The following statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws was originally developed by the Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control of the ACS Committee on Trauma. The ACS Board of Regents approved this updated statement at its February 6–7 meeting.

Mandating the use of motorcycle helmets: What are the issues?

This article examines the data regarding the effectiveness of mandatory motorcycle helmet laws and looks at the legal and ethical concerns surrounding them. The authors provide an overview of the arguments proponents and opponents of the laws use to support their positions and explains the ethical reasons why surgeons should play a role in the debate surrounding legislation mandating the use.

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Use your head

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s publication Motorcycle Safety, motorcycle deaths have increased each year between 1997 and 2008, for an overall increase of 150 percent.* Contrary to popular belief, young people are not the only ones who die as a result of motorcycle crashes.


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