Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and in-line skates are popular wheeled sporting activities among children and adolescents, and carry a significant risk for injury. Considerable evidence derived from research suggests that preventative strategies such as helmet use can prevent or decrease the severity of injury. The information on this page addresses safety for wheeled sports participants.

Parent's Safety Checklist

Safety Presentation

Brochures

Research Papers

Links of Interest

Source/Contact Information
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH
Eugene Y. Fukudome, BS

Did you know?

Did you know that the misuse rate of Car Seats in the State of Georgia is 95%? For more information on how to use your child's car seat please contact IFCK Atlanta at 404-616-1403.

Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.

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