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Type: Report
Title: South Australian primary schools bicycle helmet usage survey
Author: Thomas, H.
Somers, Ronald Lawrence
Anderson, Robert William Gerard
Publisher: Centre for Automotive Safety Research
Issue Date: 2004
Series/Report no.: CASR Report Series : CASR006
ISBN: 1920947078
ISSN: 1449-2237
School/Discipline: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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H Thomas, R.L. Somers and R.W.G. Anderson
Abstract: This was a school-based survey that was conducted to assess bicycle helmet compliance rates amongst South Australian primary school students riding to school. 32% of South Australian primary schools chose to participate in the survey. The total number of students surveyed in the participating schools accounted for approximately 42% of all primary school children. It was estimated that 4% of primary school children ride their bicycle to school. Of the students riding a bicycle to school, 92% wore a helmet. The highest rate of helmet-compliance was reported in Catholic and independent primary schools (100%). Geographically, the lowest rate was reported in the metropolitan Adelaide region (89%).
Keywords: Child; bicycle; cyclist; helmet usage; school; field study
RMID: 0020065278
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