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What Was New: 2007


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    Finished a summer project to validate all of our links.

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2006



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    Updated our Patents page, adding some interesting new ones.

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    Added Dr. Pietro Tonino's numbers for injuries in US sports to our statistics page.

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    Added rugby to our page on Other Helmets.

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>>>January 2, 2006

    Updated all of our pamphlets and many other pages for 2006.




2005



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    Added Bell's survey result showing that just over 40% of kids wear helmets to our Stats page.

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>>> October 17

    Added a book review of Mick Harte was Here, a book about the death of a cyclist used in classrooms.

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    Completed our year-end update of all links on the site.




2004



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>>> October 12

    Added a page on strap creep and why helmets loosen in use.

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    Revised our page on cooling to add new information on Swiss testing of helmet cooling.

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2003


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    Revised our Web page format.

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>>>June 29

    Added a link to CPSC's entire file on the 1999 Bell Sports recall of three models. The link is on our recalls page.

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>>>June 26

    Added a note to our recalls page about CPSC's non-recall of some helmets that flunk their standard.

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What Was New: 2002



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>>> November 1

    Added stats from CPSC on national injury rates for 2001 to our statistics page.

>>> October 30

    Revised the formatting of our Web pages to be more friendly to a variety of browser page sizes and different settings for screen resolution.

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What Was New: 2001



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>>> November 1

    Added stats from CPSC on national injury rates for 2001 to our statistics page.

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    Revised the formatting of our Web pages to be more friendly to a variety of browser page sizes and different settings for screen resolution.

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What Was New: 2001


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    Revised our page on hair styles in response to a reader comment.

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    Added notes on our ideal helmet page on why the ideal is not available.

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What Was New: 2000


>>> December 26, 2000

Posted a page on Skateboard helmets for bicycling?.

>>> December 23

Posted our Budget for 2001.

>>> December 18, 2001

Posted our review of Helmets for 2001.

>>> December 14

Updated our scooter info.

>>> December 11

Added a page explaining molded in the shell helmets.

>>> December 7

Added a copy of the District of Columbia helmet law.
Added Glendale, Ohio, to our list of mandatory helmet laws.

>>> December 6

Added the District of Columbia to our list of mandatory helmet laws.

>>> November 19

Sent an email newsletter with info on a new helmet recall.
Posted our review of the Dateline coverage of the helmet recall.

>>> November 8

Posted a new page on equestrian helmets.

>>> November 7

Updated our page on helmet use in Vietnam.

>>> November 1

Posted a brief on a British article finding helmets effective.

>>> October 31

Posted the latest Helmet Update by email.

>>> October 10

Posted the latest Helmet Update by email.

>>> October 1

Added a graphic on how a helmet should fit from the CPSC server.

>>> September 29

Posted the ASTM F8.53 actions list from the May meeting in Toronto.

>>> September 5

Added info on our other helmets page about CPSC's warning to scooter riders to wear helmets.

>>> August 28

Redesigned our Web page.

>>> August 19

Added a new helmet law to our mandatory helmet law page: Bremerton, Washington.

>>> August 13

Took down our page of programs seeking donations: the addresses on it were being spammed..

>>> August 9

Added some info on helmets for wakeboarding.

>>> August 7

Added some info on helmets for scooters.

>>> August 3

Added the text of Hawaii's mandatory helmet law.

>>> July 31

Updated data on the helmet law in Brecksville, OH.
Added a new helmet law to our mandatory helmet law page: Aberdeen, Washington.

>>> July 30

Added some data on the effect of helmet laws in Duval County, Florida to our mandatory helmets page.

>>> July 27

Added CPSC's statistics on baby boomer bike injuries to our stats page.

>>> July 25

Added a Search function to our site.

>>> July 21

Added the Minutes from the ASTM F8.53 Subcommittee's May meeting.

>>> July 17

Updated our Recall Page to add the two recalled on July 5th.

>>> July 5

Added a link to Harborview's Evaluation of 15 bicycle safety programs.

>>> July 5

Posted the latest Helmet Update by email.

>>> July 5

Posted a brief on the recall of two helmets announced by CPSC.

>>> July 4

Posted a brief on the helmet campaign in Wadley, GA.

>>> May 22

Posted agendas for the May ASTM helmet committee meetings in Toronto.

>>> May 12

Added a page on NHTSA's fall safety program: Getting to School Safely.

>>> May 8

Added a page on our exhibit at the Smithsonian.

>>> April 9

Added a link to this page of medical journal abstracts.

>>> April 4

Posted our Helmet Update on paper, the longer version.

>>> April 4

Posted our Helmet Update by email.

>>> March 28

Posted our annual review Helmets for 2000.

>>> March 27

Added a link to the Swedish Bicycle Helmet Initiative.

>>> March 24

Added a brief on the rejection of an extension of the Tennessee helmet law.

>>> February 28

Added a brief on the CPSC forum planned for May 2nd on repetitive impact head injury.

>>> February 17

Added a link to the National Conference of State Legislatures mandatory helmet law page.

>>> February 8

Added a page on our problems with our new DSL connection.

>>> February 3

Added a page on our exhibit at the Smithsonian in May.

>>> January 20

Posted our January 19 Update by email.

>>> January 19

Added a 1995 survey on why kids say they do not want to wear a helmet.

>>> January 18

Added a brief on a new helmet design using LED's to show correct fit.
Added a brief on the Oakwood, Ohio, direction to police to educate cyclists and encourage helmet use.

>>> January 17

Added a "resolution" adopted in Oakwood, Ohio to our mandatory helmets page.

>>> January 14

Posted the Minutes from the December ASTM F8.53 Subcommittee meeting in New Orleans.

>>> January 12

Added a link to the new TRIS search page for researchers.

>>> January 11

Changed over to our new DSL high speed Internet link.

>>> January 1, 2000

All BHSI computers, Web servers, mail servers, routers, network monitors and workstations are Y2K OK!






What Was New: 1999


>>> December 24

Added a page for email notifications when our pages change.

>>> December 23

Added a CPSC warning to our page on snow sports injuries.

>>> December 15

Updated our ASTM meeting agendas.

>>> December 14

Added information on sledding helmets.
Posted updates to our ASTM materials after a semi-annual ASTM meeting.

>>> December 2

Added a link to a manufacturer of helmets with built-in blinking LED's.

>>> December 1

Added a page on disadvantages of too many vents and square helmet styles.

>>> November 29

Added a description of a study of helmet usage and the effects of laws in New York State.

>>> November 18

Added a link to a manufacturer of helmet cameras.

>>> November 3

We're rated accessible to disabled browsers according to the Bobby analyzer.

>>> November 3

Updated our material on soccer headgear.

>>> October 29

Added a link to a head injury site by psychologist Diane Roberts Stoler.

>>> October 28

Added a link to a manufacturer of soccer headgear for kids, Headblast.

>>> September 20

Updated our page on the status of ASTM helmet standards.

>>> September 15

Posted the Minutes from the May ASTM F8.53 Subcommittee meeting in Seattle.
Added a page with our approach to bike lights (heavy!).

>>> August 31

Added a page of suggestions for parents of teenage riders.

>>> August 29

Added a CPSC interpretation modifying their bicycle helmet standard.

>>> August 27

Added a summary of ASTM F8.53 actions in Seattle.

>>> August 7

Added a page of tips on getting statistical info from CPSC through FOIA.

>>> July 16

Added a page on the new Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver's Manual.

>>> July 13

Added a page on using stickers on bicycle helmets.

>>> July 11

Added a brief on a book about Jeff Pence's head injury in a bike crash.

>>> July 6

Added a link to the new Protective Headgear Manufacturers Association page.

>>> June 3

Added Maine to our List of Mandatory Helmet Laws.

>>> June 2

Added Spain to our List of Mandatory Helmet Laws.

>>> May 26

Posted a note on the Bicycling magazine article on us in their July issue..

>>> May 25

Posted a new page of Summer Riding Tips.

>>> May 18

Updated our report on the Status of ASTM Helmet Standards.

>>> May 17

Posted the Agenda for this week's ASTM headgear subcommittee meeting.

>>> May 16

Added a review of the new helmet article from Consumer Reports.

>>> May 15

Added a brief reviewing a new helmet article from Consumer Reports.

>>> May 13

Added a link to Doug Mink's blockbuster page of links to bicycle helmet laws.

>>> May 7

Added PHMA's free Professor Helmut on Helmets to our list of videos.

>>> May 4

Added an article from BRIN on playground deaths involving helmets.

>>> May 3

Added a link to the Rad Rider site with its dynamite graphics!
Added a page on the new graphical helmet sites for young riders.

>>> April 30

Added a page listing Helmet Recalls.
Added a page on how to contact CPSC with a defective helmet report.

>>> April 29

Sent an Email Alert on Bell's recall of 5,800 downhill and BMX helmets.

>>> April 21

Sent out an Email Update on the CPSC/McDonald's helmet promotion campaign.
Added a link to the new helmet page sponsored by McDonalds and CPSC.
Added helmet usage estimates from a CPSC study to our Statistics Page.
Added a link to the bike rodeo page at Transportation Choices.

>>> March 23

Added a page for students and other researchers on the design and construction of helmets.

>>> March 15

Added a Brief on the repeal of Seymour, Connecticut's helmet law.

>>> March 10

Added a review of a new Disney bike safety video.
All helmets made for sale in the US after today must meet the CPSC standard.

>>> February 27

Added two articles about Bell Helmets and Giro.

>>> February 22

Added the CPSC warning on playground incidents involving helmets.

>>> February

Added page on playground accidents involving helmets.

>>> February

Added draft minutes of the ASTM meetings in December..

>>> January

Added the January issue of The Helmet Update.

>>> January 26

Added a brief on a study of bike safety training programs.

>>> January 25

Added a description of NHTSA's bike safety initiatives.

>>> January 22

Added the text of a pamphlet available from DOT on helmet fit.

>>> January 21

Added a link to the DOT Web pages on child bicycle safety.
Added a link to the youth-driven Earth Force environmental program Web page.

>>> January 8

Added a press release from CPSC recommending snow sport helmets.

>>> January 6

Added Jeanne Smith's helmet quiz for 5th & 6th graders.

>>> January 2, 1999

Added a Brief about PTI's cost-cutting measures
Added a section about soccer helmets to our page on non-bicycle helmets.






What Was New: 1998


>>> December 26

Added a Brief about SEI certification of some Bell models to the CPSC standard.

>>> December 22

Posted a local program in need of assistance on our donations page.

>>> December 16

Added a Quote of the Day recommending helmets meeting the CPSC standard.

>>> December 15

Posted a task list from the ASTM Nashville meetings.

>>> December 3

Updated our page on the status of ASTM standards.

>>> December 1

Squeezed our graphics a little more to make the home page load more quickly.

>>> November 17

Added a link to the Brain Injury Association.

>>> November 14

Ended our video lending program. We couldn't get them back..

>>> November 10

Added a page on shattering and snagging visors to encourage victims to report incidents.
Added an article on a French ski helmet campaign.

>>> November 9

Added a History of Bicycle Helmets.

>>> October 31

Added a Brief on 1999 helmets.

>>> October 28

Added 1997 data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to our Statistics page.

>>> October 26

Added a Quote of the Day to buy helmets meeting the CPSC standard.

>>> October 20

Updated our page on the status of ASTM standards.

>>> October 17

Updated recommendations in the Standards section of our 1999 Helmets page.

>>> October 14

Put up a new page of Needy Programs looking for donations. Took it down 8/00 when addresses were spammed.

>>> September 22

Posted the first edition of our report on Helmets for 1999.

>>> September 15

Updated our page on inexpensive helmets to add new sources.

>>> August 6

Added Adrian, Michigan, to our List of Mandatory Helmet Laws.

>>> August 1

Added three revealing articles on Bell Helmets.
Listed Specialized's bike safety kit in our Toolkit for Helmet Promotion Programs.

>>> July 29

Added a new Researcher's Page.
Added a quote on helmet usage in the Tour de France this year.

>>> June 8

Added an Awards Page.

>>> June 2

We were "Director's Web Pick o' the Week" on the Batesville (IN) Memorial Public Library home page!

>>> May 25

Changed the format for our Web pages to the one you see above.

>>> May 14

Added our Update by Email on progress on ASTM standards.

>>> May 14

Added a page of helmet test labs.

>>> May 13

Updated our page on the status of ASTM helmet standards after the May meeting in Atlanta.

>>> May 11

Added a page with total visitors to our Home Page by week.

>>> May 10

Added a report on progress on ASTM standards at the May meeting in Atlanta.

>>> May 6

Added a proposal for vision requirements in the ASTM standard,
And a page on why the ASTM standard does not need vision requirements.

>>> May 5

Added a detailed comparison of the ASTM and CPSC bicycle helmet standards.

>>> May 2

Added a page on the status of ASTM headgear standards.

>>> April 29

Posted the agenda for the Atlanta ASTM Shirtsleeves technical meeting on May 7.

>>> April 21

Updated our page on head lice to add new info sources.

>>> April 8

Added a pamphlet on Teaching Your Child to Ride a Bicycle.
With a version in Word format for printing out in Word.

>>> March 21

Added a pamphlet on How To Fit A Bicycle Helmet
And a Word 6.0 version for printing out in Word.

>>> March 16

Added a page describing the 4 H Sports Grants for Youth program.

>>> March 11

Added our Update by Email on publication of the CPSC standard.

>>> March 10

Added a summary chart comparing bicycle helmet standards.

>>> March 8

Revised our Must I Buy a Bicycle Helmet for My Child? and added a Word version.

>>> March 8

Revised our Consumer's Guide to Bicycle Helmets and added a Word version.

>>> March 7

Added a Word version of Teaching Your Child to Ride.

>>> February 27

Added a page of daily quotes for press people.

>>> February 22

Added a page on Teaching Your Child to Ride.

>>> February 21

Added a page on How to Fix a Helmet when it comes unglued.

>>> February 20

Added a brief on Bell Helmets Going Private.

>>> February 13

Added a short Summary of Helmet Standards explaining what they are.

>>> February 11

Added a page explaining how CPSC enforces its standards.

>>> February 6

Added our Full edition of the Update on approval of the CPSC standard.

>>> February 5

Added our Update by Email on approval of the CPSC standard.

>>> February 4

Added a link to a fine article from the Washington Post about the CPSC standard.

>>> January 29

Added a press release from CPSC on a jail term for violating CPSC rules.
Updated our Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Helmets.

>>> January 27

Added a note that CPSC's final decision on their helmet standard has been postponed until February 5th..

>>> January 21

Added a report on CPSC's January 21 meeting on their helmet standard.
Added Jim Sundahl's letter to CPSC on their final draft standard.

>>> January 20

Added draft minutes from the December ASTM headgear committee meeting.

>>> January 14

Added info on CPSC's January 21 meeting on their helmet standard.

>>> January 9

Added info on our press policy on quoting our pages.

>>> January 7

Added info on ski helmets to our page on "Other Helmets."

>>> January 4, 1998

Added a page on how to tell the front from the back of a helmet.

>>> January 3, 1998

Added the new CPSC US Government bicycle helmet standard draft.

>>> January 2, 1998

Added a first cut on the new CPSC bicycle helmet standard draft.
Sent the same text out as an email edition of the BHSI Helmet Update.






What Was New: 1997


>>> December 30

Added a "white paper on helmet safety" from a new national campaign.

>>> December 28

Updated our basic ASTM page and our ASTM issues page.

>>> December 27

Added a page of quick answers to helmet questions.

>>> December 24

Logged a visitor from our 64th country, Trinidad and Tobago.

>>> December 22

Added a report on the innovative Maine helmet retrofit program.

>>> December 19

Added a report on the December ASTM headgear committee meeting.

>>> December 1

Added PTI to the page where you can check current stock prices.

>>> November 30

Added a page on the travails of bald riders..
Reorganized our Home Page to clarify the categories.

>>> November 25

Published the November issue of The Helmet Update.

>>> November 19

Logged a visitor from our 63rd country, Slovakia.

>>> November 18

Added a chart to convert measurements used in standards.

>>> November 17

Sent out the email version of our Helmet Update. Most of it is here in Helmets for 1998.
Added a link to the new Consumer Reports Web page. Full access costs money.
Added a note in Helmets for 1998 that CU found a Best Buy helmet.

>>> November 10

Added our review of Helmets for 1998.

>>> November 9

Added the agenda for the December ASTM F8.53 helmet subcommittee meeting.
Added a Bicycle Retailer & Industry News article on our FOIA info on CPSC's buckle tests.

>>> November 8

Added an explanation of why car drivers don't see cyclists.

>>> November4

Reorganized our list of mandatory helmet laws and added three Ohio cities.

>>> October 30

Reorganized our links page to make it more accessible.

>>> October 29

Added a model bicycle helmet law prepared by Safe Kids.

>>> October 27

Added "last revised" dates to the bottom of all of our pages.

>>> October 23

Added some stats on annual helmet sales to our industry page and our stats page.

>>> October 19

Upgraded our Web server with a new P200+ motherboard and a 10ms hard drive.

>>> October 15

Added Bike Helmet: Perfect Fit to our videos page. Best how-to-fit video we have seen.

>>> October 13

Updated our List of Mandatory Helmet Laws with new info on the Canadian City of Cote Saint-Luc.

>>> October 10

Added a link to the Moving Kids Safely Conference on November 16-19.

>>> September 25

Added a press release from advocates pressing Universal/MCA studios for helmets in Leave it to Beaver.

>>> September 22

Added 1996 data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to our Statistics page.

>>> September 19

Edited our Comparison of Bicycle Helmet Standards.

>>> September 19

Added Carboro, NC to our list of mandatory helmets laws.

>>> September 11

Added Chemung County, NY to our list of mandatory helmets laws.

>>> September 9

Added the law requiring CPSC to issue a bicycle helmet standard..

>>> August 31

Updated our FAQ on BHSI and its 25 year history.

>>> August 30

Added Steve Frothingham's terrific article for BRIN on new helmets. Highly recommended!

>>> August 29

Updated our When to Replace a Helmet page.

>>> August 26

Added a copy of California's bicycle helmet law.

>>> August 21

Updated our Most-Asked Questions About Bicycle Helmets FAQ.

>>> August 20

Added an article on traffic and head injuries in Vietnam.

>>> August 19

Added a link to the International Pro-Choice Bicycle Helmet Coalition, a European anti-helmet law site.

>>> August 18

Updated our link to Bell Sports and their FAQ on returning helmets.

>>> August 13

Added a copy of the Connecticut bicycle helmet law as revised to raise the age from 12 to 15.

>>> August 12

Added a brief on the New Jersey report that fatalities fell 60 per cent after their helmet law.
Added a copy of the New Jersey press release.

>>> August 11

Revised our mandatory helmet laws list to add Connecticut's new cutoff: 15 years old.

>>> July 11

Added a link to Plum Enterprises: protective caps for non-bicycle use.

>>> July 2

Logged a visitor from our 62nd country, China. Might have been just another Hong Kong HK yesterday!

>>> June 29

Removed our text-only version. Robots would not leave it alone, doubling their hits on our site.

>>> June 25

Added a link to FARS where you construct your own query on fatality data.

>>> June 18

Added a BRIN article on our FOIA request for CPSC lab date.

>>> June 13

Added a letter from Consumer Reports defending their findings.

>>> June 11

Added Thad Ide's draft minutes of the May ASTM meeting.

>>> June 10

Updated our list of mandatory helmet laws, adding Manassas and Manassas Park, VA.

>>> June 1

Added a link to PowerSlide, the Bicycle Police Netletter from Aiken, SC.

>>> May 30

Added a message from SEI warning about fraudulent uncertified helmets.

>>> May 28

Added a letter from PHMA questioning the Consumer Reports buckle test results.
Added a medical journal article on bicycle child seats.

>>> May 24

Added an article on skaters' injuries from CPSC.

>>> May 19

Added our review of a new helmet article in Consumer Reports.

>>> May 15

Added a page on How to Fit a Helmet.
Posted a brief about NHTSA adding "your bicycle helmet" to its annual "Buckle Up campaign.

>>> May 12

Added notes from the ASTM technical meeting in St. Louis last week.
Updated our link to Headstrong Helmets.

>>> May 11

Updated the list of ballot items expected for the ASTM F8.53 Subcommittee's Form and Style Committee.

>>> May 1

Added our May Newsletter, the Helmet Update.

>>> April 28

Added our Report on Helmets for the 1997 Season.

>>> April 25

Added A page on evaluation of helmet programs.

>>> April 24

Added CPSC's acknowledgment of our FOIA request. .

>>> April 15

Added a link to a personal injury page with another crash story.

>>> April 14

Added a Brief noting that Consumer Reports has announced that it will publish a helmet article soon.

>>> April 11

Added a Brief on our FOIA request to CPSC for helmet test data, along with a copy of our FOIA request. .

>>> March 31

Added a Brief on a New York Times article reporting Harborview's call for a national helmet campaign.

>>> March 29

Added a message from an injured cyclist who can add the impact of his personal story to your helmet law campaign.

>>> March 20

Added Port Washington, Wisconsin, to our mandatory helmet laws page.

>>> March 18

Revised our mandatory helmet laws page.
Added the LAB position on mandatory helmet laws.

>>> March 5

Added Barrington, IL to the list of helmet laws--all ages.

>>> February 26

Posted a Brief about an Australian study on facial injuries.

>>> February 23

Posted a Swedish study demonstrating injury reduction with a helmet program.

>>> February 18

Updated our helmet laws list with Washington State info from Ralph Wessels.

>>> February 10

Added a brief on the Snell Foundation's new Education Center.
Added a pointer to the Washington State helmet bill now under discussion.

>>> January 30

Added an article saying that the government of Quebec has decided not to introduce helmet legislation.

>>> January 28

Added a brief on publication of Harborview research in JAMA, a major event.
Added a brief on a Wall Street Journal article on the Snell Foundation.

>>> January 16

Added our activity statistics for 1996.

>>> January 9

Added a paper from Velo Australis questioning the efficacy of their helmet laws. (slow graphics)

>>> January 7, 1997

Added an updated bicycle helmet campaign manual originally written by John Williams. Great!







What Was New: 1996


>>> December 28, 1996

Added an article from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News about Bell's big helmet project.

>>> December 24

Updated our Program for 1997.

>>> December 17

Added briefs on the ASTM meetings in New Orleans, and some photos, too.

>>> December 16

Added a list of action items from the ASTM meetings in New Orleans, December 10 and 11.

>>> December 13

Added notes from the ASTM meetings in New Orleans, December 10 and 11.

>>> December 4

Added a link to the Ride Safe Web page, a great source of inexpensive helmets.

>>> November 21

Added a link to the new 50 cent bicycle stamp souvenir sheet and the two stamps alone.

>>> November 12

Added a brief on Bell's plans to produce a new super large size helmet.
Added a page on the Protective Headgear Manufacturers' Association (PHMA).

>>> October 29

Added a page on advice for parents seeking extra-small helmets for tiny tots.

>>> October 27

Added a new dedicated fax number (our auto switch still works on the main line) and a new data number.

>>> October 17

Added NHTSA's Traffic Safety Facts 1994: Pedalcyclists to our collection of statistics.
Ivanhoe Broadcast News mentions BHSI in this week's Fitness Factor on Helmets.

>>> October 16

Added the sixtieth country to our list of visitors--Romania.

>>>October 15

Updated our list of mandatory helmet laws with extensive additional info from Alex Fine of Safe Kids.

>>>October 11

Added Newport News, VA to the list of helmet laws.

>>>October 6

Added the 59th country to our list of visitors--Antigua.

>>>October 2

Updated our info on cheap helmets to add Aria Sonics and their $3.75 per helmet deal.

Added some more descriptions of helmet manufacturers and a link to Headstrong's stock price.

>>>September 29

Added a page with the new helmet law exemptions permitted by British Columbia.

>>>September 24

Added the Rhode Island helmet law for kids under 8 and updated our laws list where we had been showing it as kids under 18.

>>>September 17

Updated our Helmet Standards Comparison with the 1996 Australian/New Zealand standard changes.

>>>September 12

Added our Helmet Update newsletter for September, the first we have published this year.

>>>September 11

Added a copy of the British Columbia mandatory helmet law.
Added a link to Bell's latest quarterly report, which appears on the SEC's EDGAR server.

>>>September 10

Added a brief on the Harborview study released today and a link to Snell's
Web site where there is a full copy.
Added an article from the Wall Street Journal illustrating variables in bicycle statistics.
Added an article from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News about the industry's satisfaction with new helmet designs.

>>>September 5

Added a page on child helmets.

>>>September 4

Added a link to a fine new page called BikePlan Source, with info on planning and programs to improve cycling conditions--primary measures to reduce the crashes that make helmets necessary.

>>> August 31

Added a brief on the new all-ages helmet law in British Columbia.

>>> August 27

Added the 58th country to our list of visitors.

>>> August 1

Updated our link to Steve C's page with his comments on helmets in London.

>>> July 27

Added a brief on Oregon's video to convince police officers to enforce their helmet law.

>>> July 26

Updated our description of the SEI certification program..

>>> July 24

Added a page on issues frequently raised by helmet warriors on the usenet lists.

>>> July 22

Updated our Server statistics page.

>>> July 18

Added Fort Worth, Texas to the list of cities with mandatory helmet laws
Added a brief on The WHO Helmet Resource Center opening this fall. Competition!

>>> July 16

Added some briefs on recent helmet studies, including two that question the consensus view.

>>> July 15

We've been picked by eye on the web as a Selected Site! Added their link at the bottom of our home page.

>>> July 12

Added a brief from Sam Boskey about helmet law developments in Montreal.

>>> July 9

Added a brief on an ANSI Committee vote: Snell or ASTM for ISO TAG administrator.

>>> July 7

Added a brief about a helmet law protest in Austin.

>>> July 2

Added a link to the new Consumer Product Safety Commission site, with information on their helmet standard, product recalls and hazards, research, and the agency's current calendar of meetings.

>>> June 27

Added a BRIN article saying that Bell is making data available on the Internet.
Added Sykesville, MD to the list of cities with mandatory helmet laws

>>> June 21

Added a Site Map in addition to our Subject Index.

>>> June 14

Added a page on the Danish view of the CEN bicycle helmet standard.

>>> June 10

Added a Tool Kit page for helmet promotion program organizers.

>>> June 2

Added the 55th country to our list of visitors.

>>> June 1

Added a link to The Bicycle Accident Page.

>>> May 30

Added an article from Bicycle Retailer about Bell's President, Mary George.

>>> May 23

Added notes from an ASTM technical meeting before an ASTM headgear committee meeting.
Added a page on Jaw Joint Injuries published by Dr Ed Williams.
Added a page on helmets for non-bicycling activities.

>>> May 19

Updated our Helmet Standards Comparison.

>>> May 16

Added a BRIN article on Bell's third quarter profit..

>>> May 12

Added the 54th country to our list of visitors.

>>> May 11

Added Austin, Texas to the list of cities with mandatory helmet laws

>>> May 6

Added a link to the Snell Memorial Foundation site, with info on all their standards.

>>> May 4

Added Florida to the list of states with mandatory helmet laws.

>>> April 24

Added a message on bicycle helmet history.

>>> April 17

Added a page about the "Toy" helmet that appeared recently.
Added a page on helmet manufacturers.

>>> April 8

Added info on the new West Virginia bicycle helmet law - 14th State to pass one.
Revised our home page graphics.

>>> April 2

Added a brief quote from Jocelyn Pedder on new Canadian child's helmet standard: 200g's !

>>> March 17

Added the 52nd country on our list of visitors.

>>> March 11

Added some statistics on our web server traffic here.

>>> March 8

Added The European Cyclists' Federation position paper on helmets from 1990.

>>> March 4

Added a brief about a new study recommending lower g's for helmet standards.

>>> March 1

Added Bedford, Texas, to the list of cities with mandatory helmet laws.

>>> February 29

Added a page of BHSI activity indicators for 1995 - how bhsi were we?.

>>> February 26

Added a BRIN article on Bell's second quarter loss.

>>> February 24

Upgraded our Web server to an IBM "Blue Lightning" to permit handling 16 simultaneous users.

>>> February 17

Added an index to our pages.
Added our 50th visitor country, the Dominican Republic.

>>> February 14

Added our comments to CPSC on their draft bicycle helmet standard.

>>> February 6, 1996

Added a link to the Australian site with information on the 3rd International Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Feb 18-22. The site has abstracts of some very interesting helmet papers, including two which are based on the Harborview study of child helmets and head injuries that is sure to be a landmark in this field.

>>> January 25, 1996

Added a link to The Cyclists Rights Action Group, an Australian site opposing helmet laws. Recommended for helmet warriors.

>>> January 21, 1996

Added a description of Ride Safe's discount helmets for 1996. Their lowest price ever.

>>> January 18, 1996

Added a description of the new Safe Kids video for kids up to age 14. Great video!

>>> January 14, 1996

Added a link on how the Blizzard of '96 has affected BHSI's physical neighborhood, This snow page has big, slow-loading graphics. From the cyberneighborhood point of view, traffic on our server was cut by at least 75 per cent, and for that week was mostly those of you from West of the Mississippi or from outside the U.S. We appreciate your visits!

>>> January 8, 1996

Revised our Robots page to reflect an increase in visits.

>>> January 1, 1996

Added a link to The Ontario Coalition for Better Cycling anti-helmet law page.







What Was New: 1995


>>> December 13, 1995

Added notes from Les Earnest on the December ASTM meeting.

>>> December 11, 1995

Added the best study of helmet effectiveness that we have ever seen, by Australia's Dr. Michael Henderson.

>>> December 8, 1995

Added the official version of CPSC's second draft of its bicycle helmet standard including drawings.
As an alternative, we have it without the drawings for faster loading.
Added CPSC's Supplementary Material explaining how comments on the first draft were handled.


Gap: February to December, 1995, before we started a Whatsnew page.

Our site came up in February, 1995.






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