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Motorcycle and moped helmet safety presentation
Motorcycle and moped helmet safety presentation

Information courtesy: Tim Ruel

Why moped and motorcycle riders need helmets

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Kamehameha Football Coach David Stant and former UH volleyball player Tony Ching, both of whom survived crashes, will take part in a presentation about motorcycle and moped helmet safety, including haunting photos and facts.
Seating and free helmet raffle tickets will be available for the first 200 people who 1) show proof of ridership (a current Motorcycle Drivers License or Moped Registration Card), and 2) complete surveys. Of the participants, 95 will receive free helmets based on raffle drawing.

Where: UH Manoa Athletics Complex KRS Lecture Hall 241

Lecture Hall 241 is opposite the Stan Sheriff ticket office in the UH Manoa Athletics Complex.


Supporters:  Queen’s Medical Center’s Trauma Center, state Department of Transportation, Montgomery Powersports, and UH Manoa Parking Services


Flawed arguments against helmets: 1) helmets are dangerous; 2) only the motorcyclist is affected when they choose not to wear a helmet. Both arguments are dead wrong. Here's why:

< >The National Trauma Data Bank studied nearly 77,000 motorcycle crash patients from 2002 to 2007. Of the motorcycle patients, more than 3 out of 4 people wore helmets and they had a lower coma scale, injury severity score, head injury scale and death rate than unhelmeted patients. Logistic regression analysis indicates helmet use has a strong protective effect on in-hospital death, particularly for uninsured motorcyclists who do not wear helmets.  Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19730173 University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2009; mcroce@utmem.eduAnother review of several similar studies found a remarkable consistency in the results of the studies, especially for deaths and head injuries. Motorcycle helmets were found to reduce the risk of death and head injury in motorcyclists who crashed. From four higher-quality studies, helmets were estimated to reduce the risk of death by 42%. From six higher-quality studies, helmets were estimated to reduce the risk of head injury by 69%. Insufficient evidence was found to estimate the effect of motorcycle helmets on facial or neck injuries when compared with having no helmet.  Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18254047 Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, 2008; bette.liu@ceu.ox.ac.ukMust someone well known in Hawaii die from not wearing a helmet before reality makes waves and Hawaii finally passes a reasonable helmet law? No.

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