Protection afforded by cycle helmets

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.877b (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:877
  1. F McDermott,
  2. J Lane
  1. Victorian Road Trauma Committee,20Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Victoria
  2. Australia Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

    EDITOR, - The foreword to British Standard 6863, amended 1991, for cyclists' helmets reads in part: “The requirements of this Standard are intended for helmets that give protection in the kind of accident in which the rider falls onto the ground without other vehicles being involved.”1 This implies that helmets are of little value when the cyclist collides with a motor vehicle. This view has …

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