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Accident Prevention

Head Protection

In order to prevent serious head injuries and associated traumatic brain injury, the WSMA supports appropriate efforts to educate parents and children about protection of the head when horse riding or cycling or playing contact sports. (Res 11, A-84) (Amended A-17)

The WSMA supports legislation mandating bicycle helmets be worn by all bicycle riders. (Res C-3, A-97) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA actively encourages and promotes the wearing of approved helmets by all scooter and e-bike riders. (Res B-13, A-19)

The WSMA strongly supports policies and public health safety campaigns on the importance of wearing helmets while riding scooters and e-bikes. (Res B-13, A-19)

The WSMA supports legislation mandating motorcycle helmets for all motorcycle riders. (Res 16, C-87) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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