Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and in-line skates are popular wheeled sporting activities among children and adolescents, and carry a significant risk for injury. Considerable evidence derived from research suggests that preventative strategies such as helmet use can prevent or decrease the severity of injury. The information on this page addresses safety for wheeled sports participants.

Parent's Safety Checklist

Safety Presentation

Brochures

Research Papers

Source/Contact Information
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH
Eugene Y. Fukudome, BS

Wheeled Sports Safety Links

 
 

Did you know?

Over 70 percent of children between 5 and 14 ride bicycles (27.7 million) yet it is estimated that only 15 to 25 percent wear helmets.

The CPSC estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 ER visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.

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