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Christie
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Originally posted by AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr:
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Originally posted by Aud:
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Originally posted by AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr:
Also, while I seem to be unable to research it at the moment, I recall there has actually been an increase in emergency room visits per capita since bike helmet laws became widespread.

Is this perhaps because they make it to the emergency room rather than going straight to the morgue?

I'm not sure what you mean; are you saying that a significant number of people are being killed by trampoline accidents?

I'm pretty sure Aud was talking about bike accidents not trampoline accidents. As to the morgue comment - strictly anecdotal of course but if it were not for a bike helmet I may well have been identifying my husband's body at a morgue rather than picking him up in an emergency room. He has fallen, at speed, twice - both times he impacted on his head and was just a little dazed from that - the emergency visit was for stitches for the other injuries he sustained. If he'd landed on his head sans helmet I suspect those stitches would have been the least of his worries!

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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Here's what I was talking about. The bicycle helmet wiki also provides some references to such studies.

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Originally posted by Monza305:
<> to your son.

We have a trampoline, & that is my biggest nightmare. Thankfully, nothing has happened yet, & we've had it for 3 years.

Nothing to have parental guilt. Knock on wood.

Do you like tempting fate?

I am not sure why, as a parent, you would keep something that is admittedly your biggest nightmare- and allow your children to play on it.

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