Child Accident Prevention Jersey has collected data on cycle helmet use since 2003
We have been looking at the number of helmets seen on heads and have seen a marked increase in use.
Findings have shown an increase in all age groups, but specifically in those aged under 17 years.
Ages of cyclists are estimated into different categories, under and over 16 years of age and gender.
Helmet data is taken at the same place and at the same time of year; Les Quennevais Sports Centre car park recording data from the Railway Walk and nearby cycle track and the Esplanade Cycle path during set days in the month of August.
More detailed findings are;
- Males are more like to cycle than females
- Females aged 0-16 years are more likely to wear a helmet than males, although this margin is narrowing – 22% difference in 2010, 8% in 2011, 4% in 2012.
- Adult males were more likely to wear a helmet if male between 2005 and 2008, it was equal in 2009. Since then females wore more helmets than males, but like those aged under 17 years the differences are now narrowing – 9% in 2010, 5% in 2011, 3% in 2012.
- Wearing rates for those aged 0-16 years was 90% in 2013, 65% in 2007 and 13% in 2003.
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