Review of Helmet and Helmet Law Effectiveness Studies
By Jonathan Goldstein
Brunswick, ME 04011
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Helmet Effectiveness Studies based on Variants of Correlation Analysis Which Support Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness
- Hurt, "Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures" (1981).
- McSwain, "Impact of Repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Law" (1980).
- Dare, "Effect of Motorcycle Safety Helmet Use on Injury Location and Severity: Before-and-After Helmet Law Repeal in Colorado" (1979).
- Kraus, "Some Epidemiologic Features of Motorcycle Collision Injuries" (1975).
- Heilman, "Motorcycle-Related Trauma and Helmet Usage in North Dakota" (1982).
- Luna, "The Role of Helmets in Reducing Head Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents: A Political or Medical Issue?" (1981).
- Helmet Effectiveness Studies Based on Variants of Correlation Analysis Which Partially or Fully Contradict the Effectiveness of Helmets
- Luna, G. K. et al. (1981).
- Hart, "Christchurch Traffic Trauma Survey: Part 2, Victims and Statistics," (1975).
- NY State DMV, "An Evaluation of Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Motorcycles - Severity, Characteristics, Effects of Safety Regulation" (1969).
- Mackenzie, "Accident and Fatality Rate Data", unpublished study.
- Dare, C. E. et al. (1979).
- Helmet Effectiveness Studies Using Regression Analysis
- Prinzinger, "The Effect of the Repeal of Helmet Use Laws on Motorcycle Fatalities." (1982).
- deWolfe, "The Effect of Helmet Law Repeal on Motorcycle Fatalities." (1986).
- Graham, "Behavioral Response to Safety Regulation: The Case of Motorcycle Helmet-Wearing Legislation." (1986).
- Watson,"The Repeal of Helmet Use Laws and Increased Motorcyclist Mortality in the United States F 1975-1978." (1980).
- Other Methodologies Used to Estimate Helmet Effectiveness
- Evans, "Helmet Effectiveness in Preventing Driver and Passenger Fatalities." (1986).
- Bowman, "Simulation Analysis of Head/Neck Impact Response for Helmeted and Unhelmeted Motorcyclists." (1980).
- Cost-Benefit Studies of Helmets and Helmet Laws
- Watson, G. S. et al. (1981) study.
- Mueller, "Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Motorcycle Helmet Laws." (1980).
- Hartunian, "The Economics of Safety Deregulation: Lives and Dollars Lost Due to Repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Laws." (1983).
- Rivara, F. P. et al. (1988) study.
- Studies Supporting the Risk Compensation Hypothesis for Motorcycle Helmet Laws
- Graham, "Behavioral Response to Safety Regulation: the Case of Motorcycle Helmet-Wearing Legislation." (1986).
- Adams, "Public Safety Legislation and Risk Compensation Hypothesis: The Example of Motorcycle Helmet Legislation" (1983).
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