Bike helmets reduce head injuries by 85-percent, health leaders say

Health officials say nine out of 10 people who die in bike crashes are not wearing a helmet. That’s just one reason they’re pushing for everyone to wear the head protection.

Experts find that helmets reduce head injuries by about 85-percent and they hope to change the culture to get everyone who’s riding a bike to wear one.

“No matter what your age, your skill level, how long you’ve biking, you can laways get in ana accident, you never know what a car next to you might do, there’s been instances of deer running out in front of bikers, injuries, loose gravel,” Rebecca Lakowske, health educator of the La Crosse County Health Department.

The health educator says it’s also a way for parents to be role models for their kids.