There’s no doubt that motorcycle helmet usage is one of the biggest threats to motorcycle safety, with over 100,000 crashes on the road annually.
And according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s not only the riders that have to wear one, but also their families.
But what about the families of the ones who get hurt or killed on the roads?
For the first time in years, researchers are releasing a comprehensive list of the people who get killed on bikes.
The data shows that motorcycle-related deaths are disproportionately male and black, and that these deaths are the third leading cause of death for both male and female Americans.
And they’re particularly troubling for women, because the CDC data shows women make up only 20 per cent of those killed in motorcycle-accident crashes.
It all starts with the crash.
The researchers looked at the type of crash and the crash-related injuries in a large national database, and found that women were far more likely to be seriously injured in motorcycle crashes than men.
They were more than twice as likely to suffer injuries to their heads, necks, legs, and arms as their male counterparts.
This is particularly worrisome, because women are more likely than men to have traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and to have been injured in accidents where the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
Researchers say this is a problem because a TBI can cause brain damage that can last for years and can lead to a host of serious conditions like depression, dementia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The CDC also found that nearly a quarter of the deaths in motorcycle accident fatalities are of men.
The study authors call for increased education and awareness about the risks of wearing a motorcycle helmet, and for bike safety organizations to take action to encourage helmet use.
But as with any other major issue, it all depends on the drivers involved.
“You’re going to need a lot of people that are driving these bikes, but you’re going’t need the same amount of people on the highway that are actually driving them,” said Dr. Jennifer Nadeau, a trauma surgeon at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
“If you’re a woman and you’re in a car, you can have a good conversation with your doctor about it, but if you’re on a motorcycle, it can be a really challenging conversation.
It’s a very difficult thing for a woman to talk about because there’s this stereotype that women are supposed to be driving these things.”
To combat this, Dr. Nadeaus and her colleagues created the BizKids Helmet Challenge, a three-day helmet education program for young people in a few key cities.
Bizkids is the company that made the helmet helmet in the first place, and it also works with bike advocacy groups, local governments, and other groups to get the message out about helmet use in their communities.
Bikes can be one of several reasons people are getting behind the wheel in the US, and in the meantime, there are plenty of places you can learn more about the dangers of wearing one.
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