The impact of compulsory helmet legislation on cyclist head injuries in New South Wales, Australia: A response Walter, Scott en_US Olivier, Jake en_US Churches, Tim en_US Grzebieta, Raphael en_US 2021-11-25T12:25:59Z 2021-11-25T12:25:59Z 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article responds to criticisms made in a rejoinder (Accident Analysis and Prevention 2012, 45: 107–109) questioning the validity of a study on the impact of mandatory helmet legislation (MHL) for cyclists in New South Wales, Australia. We systematically address the criticisms through clarification of our methods, extension of the original analysis and discussion of new evidence on the population-level effects of MHL. Extensions of our analysis confirm the original conclusions that MHL had a beneficial effect on head injury rates over and above background trends and changes in cycling participation. The ongoing debate around MHL draws attention away from important ways in which both safety and participation can be improved through investment in well-connected cycling infrastructure, fostering consideration between road users, and adequate legal protection for vulnerable road users. These are the essential elements for providing a cycling environment that encourages participation, with all its health, economic and environmental benefits, while maximising safety. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Injury en_US
dc.subject.other Bicycle helmets en_US
dc.subject.other Road safety en_US
dc.subject.other Helmet legislation en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title The impact of compulsory helmet legislation on cyclist head injuries in New South Wales, Australia: A response en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Accident Analysis and Prevention en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 204-209 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 52 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Walter, Scott, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Olivier, Jake, Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Churches, Tim en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Grzebieta, Raphael, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US Centre for Big Data Research in Health * School of Mathematics & Statistics * School of Aviation *
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