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bicycle helmet

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A foam/resin composite protective device worn on the head of a bicyclist.

In a study of bicycle helmet efficacy, of 3,390 injured bicyclists, head injuries, hospitalisation or death occurred in 29% who wore helmets, and in 56% of controls; BHs decreased serious injuries to the upper and middle face by 65%; there was no evidence that they offer protection against serious injuries of the lower face.
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FURTHER to J Haddon's letter (Your Say, December 9), the Highway Code (Rules for Cyclists) does actually say in Rule 59 'Clothing that you should wear a cycle helmet which confirms to current regulations, light-coloured or fluorescent clothing which helps other road users to see you in daylight or poor light, reflective clothing and/or accessories (belt, arm or ankle bands) in the dark.
The college was represented by debating society members Jon-Joe Walsh and James Murray Children from Dovedale Infants and Junior schools, in Mossley Hill, | |supported National Road Safety Week by taking part in a cycle helmet design competition organised by the Brain Injury Group Sixthformers at St Mary's College, Crosby learned about forensic psychology.
But the traffic is far heavier now, and I'm sure parents would think twice about letting their children loose in the same lane as juggernauts - cycle helmet and reflective jacket or not.
The proportion of cyclists in the UK using the traditional cycle helmet has risen over the past few years.
Rescuers who went to help the stricken girl found her cycle helmet fastened on to the handlebars of her bike, after she was flung from the machine in Station Road, Marsden.
He was wearing a red and black cycle helmet, dark jacket and brown trousers, and his light coloured bike had twin black panniers on the rear.
He was wearing a black cycle helmet, hi-vis vest and dark blue tracksuit bottoms and carrying a rucksack with zig zag strings on it.
Of course, a cycle helmet offers little protection in the event of a collision on the road.
There isn't a law to say you have to wear a cycle helmet but most people now do.
The Cyclist's Defence Fund suggest that it is now common for insurers to seek contributory negligence deductions in out of court settlements for cycling-related head injury claims and for the cases that have reached the courts in recent years, failing to wear a helmet has been deemed negligent, largely because it involves ignoring Rule 59 of the Highway Code which currently recommends that 'you should wear a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened'.
A POSTMAN sacked for not wearing his cycle helmet was awarded an out-of-court settlement for unfair dismissal.
Section 59 of the UK Highway Code states "a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, the correct size and securely fastened must be worn'.