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Public Crime Log: April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 author:

There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 4/19/2013 to 4/21/2013.


Public Safety Tip of the Day: Bicycle Safety:


Bicycle helmet effectiveness

Head injuries account for:

  • 60% of bicycle-related deaths
  • Two-thirds of bicycle related hospitalizations
  • One-third of bicycle related hospital ER visits
    (-NSKC, 2004)

Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85% and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88%:(-NEJM, 1989)

  • Wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride.
  • Make sure your bicycle helmet has a “CPSC” or “Snell” sticker inside. This is your guarantee that it has met the most rigorous safety standards.
  • Purchase a new helmet after a crash, or after 5 years of use.


Thank You,


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