Bicycle riding along South Carolina’s scenic roads and streets can be very enjoyable. But if you or your child does not wear a helmet, the chances of being seriously injured in a bicycle accident are much greater. Statistics from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety show that 9 out of 10 bicyclists who die in an accident were not wearing a helmet. Furthermore, only 50 percent of people who ride bikes wear head protection.

The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association wants to change this statistic for the better. To accomplish this goal, the organization is targeting children to develop safe bicycle riding habits for a lifetime. After becoming aware of a lack of interest in wearing bike helmets, SCSCIA came up with a strategy that centered on getting children involved in helmet safety.

The organization created a helmet design contest at area middle schools in the Midlands. Emma Schaefer, a sixth grade student, won the contest with a design of a helmet with flames. The Spinal Cord Injury Association plans to incorporate the drawing into presentations to educate children on the importance of wearing bike helmets.

Need Legal Help?

Many South Carolinians enjoy bicycling in the spring and summer months. But if you aren’t wearing a helmet and a motorist doesn’t see you in time, you could experience a terrible accident including a traumatic brain injury if your head is unprotected. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle collision due to somebody else’s negligence, you owe it to yourself to contact our South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm.

Whether you need guidance on serious injury or distracted drivers, call (877) 936-9707 or use our online form so our personal injury attorneys can offer you advice about your possible.

About the Author

Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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