Should my child wear a bike helmet?

Do kids need helmets when riding bikes?

In California, children are required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle or while riding as a passenger on the back of a bicycle.

What percentage of kids wear bike helmets?

Bike helmets are becoming more popular, but they still have a long way to go. In a nationwide survey, only 29 percent of kids said they wear a bike helmet. (Interestingly, 41 percent of parents surveyed believed their kids wear one.)

Who is required to wear a bicycle helmet?

In New South Wales, Rule 256 of the Road Rules 2014 states: The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, unless the rider is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under another law of this jurisdiction.

Why do kids not wear bike helmets?

The most serious risk: a brain injury. Each year, 26,000 children go to emergency rooms for a traumatic brain injury related to bicycle riding. … In California, anyone under 18 must wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, skateboard or scooter, or while roller skating. If they don’t, their parents can be fined.

Is it illegal for a child not to wear a bike helmet?

Most parents, when taking their children out into the street to use their bike or scooter, require them to wear a helmet but it is not compulsory to do so. However, children are legally required to wear a helmet when playing cricket or riding a horse.

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How many deaths are caused by not wearing a helmet?

In 2015, 440 people died in bicycle crashes and they weren’t wearing a helmet. 139 died in spite of wearing a helmet and 238 are unknown.