Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Releases Data Supporting Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmets
Date:8/19/2008

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation which is the accrediting body for trauma centers in Pennsylvania, has released data to the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee regarding the outcomes of motorcyclists involved in crashes since the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law in Pennsylvania in 2003. This data combined with a recently published study done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center supports the need for the Pennsylvania legislature to reenact a law requiring mandatory helmet use in all motorcyclists regardless of age. Key findings of the studies since the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law included:

-- Helmet use by motorcyclists involved in reported motorcycle crashes decreased from 82 percent to 58 percent.

-- The number of fatal motorcycle crashes increased 31 percent.

-- The number of head injury related motorcycle cases that were hospitalized increased 50% from 2002 to 2004

-- Brain injury deaths from motorcycle crashes increased 32%.

-- The number of head injured patients that were hospitalized increased 42%.

-- The number of head injured motorcyclists requiring care at rehabilitation facilities increased 87%.

-- Non head injured motorcyclists requiring care at a rehabilitation facility increased 16%.

PTSF urges all Pennsylvania citizens to contact their legislators to push for reinstatement of mandatory helmets on all motorcyclists. For more information on this topic including a list of trauma centers in your area go to http://www.ptsf.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
2. Health and Business Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Pennsylvania
3. NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires 2750 Monroe Boulevard in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
4. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimers Support
5. Pennsylvania Needs More Lung Cancer Research
6. Saint Vincent Health System of Erie, Pennsylvania Named One of AARP 2007 Best Employers for Workers Over 50
7. Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
8. Maryland, Minnesota Go Smoke-free Oct. 1 - Pennsylvania Overdue in Following Suit
9. Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Accreditation Status for Trauma Centers
10. Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot
11. Governor Rendell Calls for Prompt Action on Prescription for Pennsylvania, Cover All Pennsylvanians Health Care Reforms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2017)... , ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage ... an old-fashioned vintage look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, ... for distorted looks, vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 , ... Create a feel-good lyric music ... presets above footage and sound in the timeline and write in the lyrics to any ... before flying back out. Each line of the text can be added modularly for optimal ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... Republicans in the United States Senate on Thursday released their version of ... differs significantly from the American Health Care Act, which the House passed in May, ... will have to take up the Senate version as-is, if it passes. , The ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... An increase in wetter ... foliage and plants, and along with that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A ... also means an increase in misery-causing grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... CareSet Labs released the Root NPI Graph today at the 2017 ... version of the Doctor Referral teaming dataset commonly available from Medicare. , Originally created ... the “Doctor Referral Dataset” as released by Medicare and “DocGraph” as released by Trotter, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/20/2017)... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , June 20, 2017 ... that validate the use of MMprofiler with SKY92, the ... myeloma (MM). In a poster presentation at the 22 ... in Madrid, Spain , SkylineDx researchers ... high-risk elderly patients. In a separate ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... June 19, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... webcast on Friday, July 28, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ... Only Dial-in information: To participate in the conference call, dial ... the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start ... Webcast: A simultaneous ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ® and INC ... a live, complimentary webinar titled, "Untangling methods to tamper ... real world" on Wednesday June 28, 2017 from 12:00 ... webinar will feature interviews with recreational and dependent prescription ... techniques abusers use to prepare opioid tablets for routes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: