Helmet use while operating a bicycle is a key behavior to reducing the likelihood of suffering a head injury or serious Traumatic Brain Injury. However, helmet usage should not be limited to only when operating a bicycle. Helmets use should be adopted when skateboarding, rollerblading, skiing/snowboarding, playing sports (baseball, football, hockey, lacrosse, etc.), operating a scooter (motorized or manual), and motorcycles.
For information about the benefits of properly wearing a helmet for various activities, visit the CDC's Helmet Safety website.
- As a whole, less than 30% of undergraduates 'mostly or always' wear a helmet while operating a bicycle.
- The same is true across sex/gender, with only %29 or each reporting helmet use 'mostly or always'
Data Source: NCHA II Spring 2019, n=767