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?

Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).

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.

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