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Tour de France 2014 - The Importance of Wearing A Cycle Helmet to Avoid or Reduce Brain Injury

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On the back of Britain’s cyclists’ successes at the Olympics in 2012, interest in cycling has never been higher. It will peak again when the Tour De France 2014 comes to Yorkshire.

CyclistThis will be a timely reminder for cyclists of the importance of wearing cycle helmets and the damaging effects of brain injury which can be caused or added to by not wearing a helmet. 

James Cracknell, Olympic rower, who sustained a brain injury whilst cycling in America, frequently urges in the media the importance of cyclists wearing helmets and believes his own saved his life. 

Headway, the Brain Injury Association, supports cycle helmets being made compulsory whilst also supporting other initiatives to improve cyclists’ safety such as having more designated cycle lanes and education campaigns to raise awareness.  Headway states:

“The evidence is clear: cycle helmets can save lives and help prevent lifelong disability.  This factor has been proven by numerous peer-reviewed published scientific studies and is shared by well respected professional bodies including the British Medical Association, the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust and numerous Doctors and Neurosurgeons across the UK…”

We at hlw Keeble Hawson Solicitors, as specialists in brain injury, share these concerns, having dealt with cases of serious injury arising from cycling accidents. We also welcome Road Safety Week which is taking place from 18 to 24 November 2013.  This is an initiative to raise awareness of road safety in the community and in schools, backed by the road safety charity, BRAKE. Further details about Road Safety Week can be found at http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/

If you or a member of your family or friend has sustained brain injury and you wish to obtain further advice, please contact our specialist brain injury Solicitors, Mark Hollinghurst, on 01302 380223 or Aisha Ahmed on 01302 308694.
 

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