Meet Dr. Dan Fishbein. An epidemiologist formerly with the CDC, he now is active in the South Coast cycling community. His love of data and familiarity with research publications mean he is a great filter for important data related to bike safety, infrastructure, and riding trends. Below are three articles about helmet use – food for thought in your protected head! He has been kind enough to provide a brief summary for each article.
Protective value of bicycle helmets re-affirmed (Hoye, A. Bicycle helmets – To wear or not to wear? A meta-analyses of the effects of bicycle helmets on injuries https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Helmet laws do not decrease ridership (Hoye, A. Recommend or mandate? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the eﬀects of mandatory bicycle helmet legislation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Wearing a helmet does not lead riskier cycling (Risk compensation? The relationship between helmet use and cycling speed under naturalistic conditions. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/