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Prevention of injuries



Prevention of injuries

PTW's provide little protection against injuries in the case of an accident. Injuries to the legs are frequent, but injuries to the head are more severe even though wearing a helmet.

Based on knowledge of injury mechanisms there are several ways to prevent injuries

Studies show that head injuries would have been much more frequent if helmets had not been worn. From the point of view of preventing injuries there is no reason to exclude any group of PTW users from compulsory wearing a helmet. Wearing protective clothing would prevent many minor injuries.

Other devices such as neck and knee braces or back protectors are specially designed for riders on a race track or off road.