Working Group 1: In-depth Accident Observations and Injury Statistics

Implications for Industry

Helmet design can have a tremendous impact on the prevention of bicyclist injuries or the reduction of their severity. In particular, the optimisation of helmet design on the lateral part of the helmet, and modification of the helmet standards set forth in CEN EN 1078 guidelines can improve protection zone and impact conditions, based on data gathered from actual accidents.

Furthermore, both helmet design and usage guidelines should be adjusted according to the types of bicycles (city bikes, mountain bikes, racing bikes, touring bikes, e-bikes, etc.), and clarity about the best helmet position and cyclist posture can also have a positive affect on overall bicyclist safety. This can lead to improved helmet usage amongst cyclists with these specific types of bicycles.

 
 
 
 

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