Lives, medical costs could be spared with universal helmet laws: Dr. Andrew …
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Dr. Andrew Russman, D.O., is a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic.  

Guest columnist Dr. Andrew Russman, D.O., is a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic. He writes in favor of universal helmet laws.

It’s now a fact – for motorcycle safety, universal helmet laws are the most effective way to reduce the number of deaths and traumatic brain injuries that result from crashes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 55 percent since 2000 with over 4,500 having occurred in 2010. What’s more, unhelmeted motorcycle riders are twice as likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries (a major cause of disability and in some cases, death) as a result from crashes.

Helmets approved by the Department of Transportation, though, are estimated to reduce the likelihood of death in a motorcycle accident by 37 percent and the risk of head injury by 69 percent. Despite these facts, many states have repealed motorcycle helmet legislation.

But what is the real dispute? Those who oppose helmet laws will undoubtedly refer to an individual’s…………… continues on cleveland.com

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