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It is well documented that wearing a helmet can reduce motorcycle crash fatalities. In 20071 it was reported that there were 37% fewer fatalities for riders wearing a helmet and 41% fewer motorcycle passenger fatalities.2 Furthermore, motorcyclists not wearing helmets were three times more likely to suffer brain injury.3 In Thailand, there are no statistics available on motorcycle accidents and the use of helmets.
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2. Motorcycle Accident Statistics, 2009 (Accessed January 2013athttp://www.edgarsnyder.com/motorcycle-accidents/ motorcycle-accident-statistics.html)
3. Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws (accessed January 2013 at http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/ Communication%20&%20Consumer%20Information/ Articles/Associated%20Files/810887.pdf)