Statistics Canada Says Local Cyclists Are Not Wearing Helmets

Windsorsites not wearing helmetsAs the summer months continue to warm up the city, more and more bicyclists are spotted alongside motor vehicles. Recently, Statistics Canada revealed that less than one quarter of Windsor cyclists always wear a helmet.

This is the third year in a row that Windsor has had the lowest percentage of riders who wear helmets.

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Last year, about 21 per cent of Windsor bike riders said they always wear a helmet, while in Victoria B.C., 83 per cent of cyclists wore helmets.

Only children under the age of 17 are required to wear a bicyclist helmet, however, even among 12 to 19 year olds, only 23 per cent admitted they wore a helmet all the time.

Recently, two bicyclists suffered fatal injuries in hit-and-run accidents. Although these types of crashes may not be prevented with simply a helmet, fatal injuries can be averted.

Wearing a properly fitted helmet every time you and your children ride is essential for preventing a head injury. Riders often use any excuse possible for not wearing a helmet, including that the helmet does not fit, they’re not comfortable, and that they will ruin a riders hair. However, there is no excuse for exposing yourself to danger and an increased risk of injury.

At Greg Monforton & Partners, we urge bicycle riders to always wear a helmet while cycling, no matter how close or far your destination may be.

If you or someone you love is ever injured in a bicycle crash, contact our lawyers for a free legal consultation. We can investigate your claim and determine your legal options for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Call (866) 320-4770 for a free case evaluation or fill out an online contact form.