Mon Jul 15, 2002
By Charnicia E. Huggins
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young bicycle riders are not the only ones who often disregard public health messages to wear helmets, researchers report. New study findings show that less than 14% of young bicycle and scooter riders, skateboarders or in-line skaters wear protective head gear.
"Helmet use promotion and tracking should not only focus on bike riding, but also on other childhood leisure activities like skating and scooter riding," study author Dr. Samuel N.