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Helmet Crash Tests: Don't Hit the Road Without One

(Science Daily) Bicycle helmets certified to Australia's national standard significantly reduce the causes of head, skull and brain injury -- linear and angular head accelerations, and the impact force of a crash -- a new laboratory study has found…
"Our findings confirm that bicycle helmets certified to AS/NZS 2063 do indeed work as intended and are effective in reducing linear and angular head accelerations, as well as impact force," says the lead author of the study, Dr Andrew McIntosh.
"These results directly counter unsupported claims to the contrary by some anti-helmet cycling campaigners."
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