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HELMET : 

HELMET DR. B.B. BANGA Chairman, Road Safety Lions Clubs International District 321-A3

FACTS ABOUT 2-WHEELERS IN INDIA : 

FACTS ABOUT 2-WHEELERS IN INDIA 69 % of total motorized vehicle are 2 wheelers. 2 wheeler rider is 30 times more likely to be killed than a car driver. Death most common in young people. 72% in age group of 20-30 years.

Why 2-wheeler rider are more vulnerable to accidents? : 

Why 2-wheeler rider are more vulnerable to accidents? Share same road with fast moving cars, buses and trucks. Lack of physical protection. Less visible Lack of proper education about road rules & safe driving.

Most Common Cause of death is :- : 

Most Common Cause of death is :- HEAD INJURY

Why Head Injuries Are Serious ? : 

Why Head Injuries Are Serious ? 75% to 88% of the death due to Head Injury. Treatment very costly. Requires long hospitalization & follow up. High changes of disability even after treatment / recovery.

What can we do ? : 

What can we do ? Prevention is better than cure. We can’t prevent using 2-wheeler but can prevent Head-Injury. USE HELMET Helmets are effective in reducing the likely hood of Head Injury as well as their severity.

U.S. Data : 

U.S. Data Taiwan Data After making helmet compulsory 33% decrease in Head Injury. 56% decrease in fatalities.

Mechanism of Head Injury : 

Mechanism of Head Injury Injuries Direct Indirect (Accelaration & Deaccelaration)

How a Helmet works ? : 

How a Helmet works ? Reduces severity by reducing impact force.

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Outer hard coat – Mechanical barrier- no direct contact Impact absorbing layer (1.5cm to 3cm) Absorb some of the impact Head comes to a halt more slowly so reduced deaccelaration – less injury

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Comfort Padding – Keeps Head comfortably -- Helmet fits snugly. Spread the impact over a greater surface area so they are not concentrated on a particular area of skull

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Chin Strap – should not be loose, otherwise Helmet will come out during accident.

Advantages of Helmet : 

Advantages of Helmet likely hood of death by 39% risk & severity of injury by 72% cost of Health Care (25000 Crore per year 1% GDP of India)

Advantage of Helmet : 

Advantage of Helmet Face Protection

Advantage of Helmet : 

Advantage of Helmet Prevents collision with flying insects. Riding in rain possible Helps in controlling sun burn. Protects your eyes from the blast of moving air & dust.

Reasons for not wearing Helmet : 

Reasons for not wearing Helmet False belief – I am a good driver, no chance of accident. Going for short distance. Handling problem. Hot & uncomfortable.

Reasons for not wearing Helmet : 

Reasons for not wearing Helmet False belief – Hair loss Headache Neck pain Spinal injuries. Vision impairment Expensive. Not compulsory.

How to make a 2-wheeler rider wear a Helmet : 

How to make a 2-wheeler rider wear a Helmet ? Education. ?? Public awareness. ??? Incentives. ???? Compulsion.

Education & Volunteer - 40% : 

Education & Volunteer - 40% Compulsion – 100% BEST – Education & Enforcing the laws are complimentary to each other.

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Your father is not Lord Shiva Wear Helmet