Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

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Helmets Children Promotions Statistics Search

But will they wear them?

Summary: Here is material from a proposal by Steve Meiers, then a Safety Educator, Madison (Wisconsin) Department of Transportation, for a proposal to mount a study of why kids don't wear the free helmets they are given. Steve did get local support for his study, and you can read the results on the page summarizing the findings. But some of the background material from the original proposal was interesting as background, so we have kept it here. We also have a page on Free Helmets.

Bicycle helmets and low-income youth

Taking it to the streets: Helmet use and Bicycle Safety as components of inner city youth development.

Steve Meiers (since retired from the Madison Dept. of Transportation)