Report shows many youths do not wear helmets

Sixty-one percent, 58% and 18% of parents reported that their children ages 4 to 13 never wore helmets while riding scooters, skateboarding and biking, respectively, with helmet use less likely among older youths, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Parents should make sure their children wear helmets and practice safety in the streets, Dr. Gary Freed said.
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