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Journal Articles and Studies
on Bike Helmet Laws

Summary: Here are references to a few of the many medical and scientific journal articles on the web about helmet laws and their effects. Most of them let you see the abstract summary for free, but ask you to pay for the full article. In some cases the abstract is all you need. The first listing is a unique summary of everything available on intervention strategies. We also have a page of links to journal articles including those not directly related to helmet law effectiveness.

Note: many of the articles below are from the Journal of the American Medical Association. They change the URL's from time to time and we may have missed a new one. If the links do not work, this search for helmet articles on the JAMA site should find most of them.