Findings in a new report from the CDC show just how critical helmets are to preventing injuries and deaths. The report found that from 2009 through 2018:
Bicycle-related deaths increased between 2009 and 2018, primarily among adults. (NHTSA data)
There were nearly 597,000 bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries treated in hospital emergency departments (ED) in the United States.
The rate of ED visits declined by almost 50% among kids, but declined only 6% among adults.