Helmet Documents on Our Server
Summary: These are documents on our server in addition to our own. Sources vary. We have links to Journal articles as well. Web searches will always turn up jillions more helmet references than we have.
- The Sliding Resistance of Bicycle Helmets
Voigt Hodgson's landmark study on the sliding resistance of helmets, done in 1991. A long download for slow connections. We also have a .pdf version if that works better for you.
- Impact and Skid Tests of Bicycle Helmets
Voigt Hodgson's earlier 1990 study on the sliding resistance of helmets and impact effectiveness. Fewer variables, so it is not as interesting on the skid resistance testing. Another long download for slow connections. We also have a .pdf version of this one if that works better for you.
- The Effectiveness of Bicycle Helmets
A very fine review of the literature and study of bicycle helmets by Dr. Michael Henderson, done in 1995 and therefore badly out of date.
- Report on helmet use in the Netherlands
Bicycle helmets for young children: determinants for purchase and use.
- Description of a Massachusetts pediatric practice's helmet fit study
A study by pediatricians in Falmouth, Massachusetts, tested the ability of kids and parents to fit bicycle helmets. It concluded that most did not fit them well.
- Abstract of a Swedish Study on Measures to Increase Helmet Use
This study by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute found that "Several studies, however, indicates that a cycle helmet law may result in a reduction in cycling by young people and in a certain, but temporary, reduction in cycling by younger children. On the other hand, cycling by adults is probably not influenced."
- Paper on test anvil finishes
Dave Halstead's paper for the ASTM F8.53 headgear subcommittee on anvil finishes.
- Study of effects of helmet positioning in European testing
Swedish Standards Institute study indicating that problems with the European test rig can affect helmet failures.
Lots of stats from many sources. Of course they don't agree, so just take your pick.
- Articles from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
An assortment of articles on the helmet industry and happenings in helmets.
- A Head Injury Story
A poignant head injury story from the spouse's perspective.
- Deaths of Cyclists in British Columbia
The Chief Coroner's office in BC, Canada, reporting on deaths of cyclists there.
This page was updated or partially revised on: October 3, 2016.