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|Motorcycle Helmets Are Effective in Preventing Serious Brain Injuries
Helmets prevent brain injury. Motorcycle helmets save lives and prevent devastating and debilitating head injuries. Motorcyclists who ride without helmets run a significantly greater risk of death or permanent injury. The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) has the data that prove it.
"When I had my motorcycle crash, and suffered my head injury, it changed my life and it took a huge toll on my family. If anyone has the opportunity to reduce the number of head injuries, I would personally urge them to do whatever they can to spare another person from this ordeal."
GAO reviewed 46 studies of motorcycle helmets and helmet laws. Here's what they found:
In its "Report to Congress: Benefits of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets", NHTSA confirms the facts: