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My first thought with both of these chart is - what has happened to the number of motorcycle riders during the same time period?

Has the number/percentage of people on the road on a motorcycle increased dramatically as well? Or can we really chalk this up to the effect of the law change?

Also, for the people who were killed while not wearing a helmet - how many of those cases would a helmet have saved? That's a much harder number to get, I am sure...

Stefan Berreth

I'd attribute the fluctuation to motorcycle riding being a very seasonal activity. At least when done for pleasure.


Definitely over dispersed. Possibly increased wet weather results in greater number of motorcycle accidents.

Matthew Royal

NYT missed a real opportunity here to show that "No Helmets" deaths are static. They should flip those 2 data trends so more fluctuating (point of the article) "Helmets" is on top.

Motorradhelme shop

Wow!! That was really informative post. Worth sharing!! I would like to re-publish this article in my personal blog. Obviously I will give credit to your website. Is that Okay?


Hope this really informative chart will motivate at least some careless bikers to wear motorcycle helmet whilst riding.


This info-graphic clearly shows that those people who don't wear helmets while riding bike are more prone to vehicle accidents and deaths.


we should wear helmet while riding motor bike. keep yourself safe from accident.

Garret Wilson

There's no doubt that these helmets has some staying electricity, especially with the increased center on head injuries not just for in baseball, nonetheless throughout sports. They can be rather cumbersome at this moment, but will eventually be lightweight, and players will want the protection. The prevalence with elbow pads is actually a testament to the following. As the know-how develops to hone protective gear that won't intrude upon players' routines, such items will stay.

I remember reading some years ago (NYT, conceivably? ) that catchers expert brain contusions never unlike, but not as severe when, football players. I recognize Cervelli's injury occurred along at the plate, but I aren't able to help but reckon that more protective helmets is going to impact catchers defensively and players offensively.


Yeap, It's true. The repeal of helmet laws will cause the increasing of the vehicle fatalities. Great sharing, thanks for posting!

mc hjälmar

This really informative chart will inspire at least some careless bikers to wear motorcycle helmet even as riding. Great Sharing Thanks for Posting

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