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For the past decade, we ve drilled into children
that when they ride a bike, they need to wear a hel-
met. Now scientists say it may be too late: Tricycle
riders should be wearing them, too.
Think this is a case of safety overkill? Authors of
a new study published in the journal Pediatrics say
the answer is in the numbers.
According to their estimates, there were 9,340
cases of tricycle-related accidents that sent children
to emergency rooms in 2012 and 2013. The most
common body part injured: a child s head---and head
injuries can cause lasting damage.
Co-author Sean Bandzar, a medical student at the
Medical College of Georgia, said he noticed a few of
his small patients coming in with lacerations to the
face after riding trikes. He wanted to know more
about the injuries and did a medical literature search,
but most of the research was limited or outdated, he
Using data collected from 100 emergency rooms
for the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System,
researchers found that boys are more likely than girls
to turn up in the emergency room. Two-year-olds
seem to have the most accidents, although there were
tricycle injuries for children up to age seven. The
most common broken bone was the elbow and the
most common injury overall was a cut to the face.
In addition to helmets, the authors suggest children
wear elbow pads, and that parents supervise their
children while they ride.
"We really feel strongly that the child should be
able to ride in an environment free of hazards,"
Bandzar said. "Have them ride away from the street
and away from water."
The good news is the majority of children sent to
the ER after trike accidents are treated and released.
Only 224 of the more than 9,000 injured were admit-
ted to the hospital. Deaths have increased, but not
at a statistically significant rate, according to an earlier
Knowing the types of injuries tykes on trikes may
experience should help doctors make safety equipment
As an emergency room doctor in Ohio, Dr Gary
Smith has seen his share of tricycle accident patients
over the years. He thinks the study is a good start,
although he cautions about drawing significant con-
clusions from two years of data, which he considers
narrow. Smith, the president of the Child Injury Pre-
vention Alliance, has worked with similar data and
said he d love to see expanded research.
Smith said he doesn t recommend elbow pads,
but helmets are a must for his own children any time
they take a ride. When parents ask for advice, he
tells them it s their choice, but he has three sugges-
tions: "Wear a helmet, wear a helmet, wear a helmet,"
His organisation has done crash tests with tricycles.
Injuries from falls can be significant. "Concrete is
unforgiving and it doesn t take a fall from very high
to cause a serious transfer of energy. We ve even seen
a child die after a fall on concrete from only four feet
up," he said.
"These injuries are not always this serious. I ve
also seen children come in with bruises, bumps and
slight concussions, but I don t want to take that
chance with my own child."
The authors of the study in Pediatrics suggest
manufacturers consider a couple of design changes
to help make tricycles safer. An earlier study found
that most accidents happen when a child turns the
handlebars too fast and tips over or falls. Most children
don t have the depth perception or coordination yet
to catch themselves or to fall without injury. Limiting
the turning radius of a trike may prevent these acci-
dents. A device that limits the maximum speed may
also help, especially for children living on or riding
near hills. Most tricycles don t have brakes.
Overall, Smith and the authors think riding tricycles
is a good experience for children. There are even
benefits to falling, with the right equipment.
"I think it is important to keep children safe enough,
but not as safe as possible," Smith said. "I think we
need to build resilience in children. They learn by
pushing their limits and getting up after falling and
dusting themselves off again." (cnn.com)
fall off tricycles,
bone was the
elbow and the
injury overall was
a cut to the face.
Even children on tricycles should
wear helmets, researchers say
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