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Motorcycle Helmets

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Probabilistic models of motorcyclists' injury severities in single- and multi-vehicle crashes.
Savolainen P, Mannering F.
Accid Anal Prev. 2007 Sep;39(5):955-63.

Rationale for inclusion: Demonstrated in regression modeling that helmet use, among other factors, is associated with injury severity.

Citations - 250 (as of July 2017)

Motorcycle helmet use and injury outcome and hospitalization costs from crashes in Washington State.
Rowland J, Rivara F, Salzberg P, Soderberg R, Maier R, Koepsell T.
Am J Public Health. 1996 Jan;86(1):41-5.

Rationale for inclusion: Demonstrated that helmet use is associated with decreased injury severity, injury burden, and hospital costs.

Citations - 141 (as of July 2017)

The effect of the 1992 California motorcycle helmet use law on motorcycle crash fatalities and injuries.
Kraus JF, Peek C, McArthur DL, Williams A.
JAMA. 1994 Nov 16;272(19):1506-11.

Rationale for inclusion: Demonstrated that helmet laws decrease motorcycle fatalities.

Citations - 168 (as of July 2017)

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