Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:American Family Physician, Volume 63, Issue 10, p.8 (2001)
Keywords:bicycle-related, helmets, injuries
Bike riding is a popular form of recreation across all ages, and related injuries cause significant mobidity and mortality. Most bike-riding injuries occur in males associated with riding at high speed; most serious injuries and fatalities result from collisions with motor vehicle collisions...Physicians treating patients should consider medical factors, as well as suggest adjusting various components of the bicycles..encouraging cyclists to wear helmets is key to preventing injuries...