Head Injuries Increase Dramatically After Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

Large increases in head injury deaths and hospitalizations occurred in Pennsylvania in the two years following the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law in 2003, says a new study in the American Journal of Public Health. Accounting for increases in motorcycle registrations, study authors noted a 32 percent increase in head injury deaths and a 42 percent increase in head injury-related hospitalizations, raising concerns about motorcyclists' safety and the impact on health care costs.

Read the whole article on Science Daily

More from Science Daily

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Check out our next project, Biology.Net