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Volume 22, #2 - May 11, 2004

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Helmet Survey has National Usage Rates

The injury prevention community has been concerned for years that there were no accurate surveys of helmet use.

Last year the National Safe Kids Campaign developed a survey to be carried out by its local organizations across the US. We participated in the advisory panel for the study. The preliminary results are being announced today, including these key findings: You can find the whole study on the Safe Kids site.

>Shortly after this newsletter was issued the State of Utah published this ten year study of helmet wearing rates.

Consumer Reports Article in July

Consumer Reports is planning their biannual helmet article for the July issue, available to subscribers and news stands in June.

The article will rate about 30 bike, skate and toddler helmets. Although that is a small cross-section of the hundreds of models on the market, it represents the only independent lab test data available anywhere, so it will be a landmark.

The article will be available at news stands and libraries, or you can download it for a fee on the Consumer Reports website.