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

Links of Interest

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

Did you know?

Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

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

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