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:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people ... how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios ... X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick ... Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University ... for Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Va. , June 24, 2016 The ... set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical ... (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, ... the "value" of new medicines. The recommendations ... does not appear on the drug label, a prohibition ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: