The most important thing you can do to reduce eye injuries in the UK
An American ophthalmic society has warned that the UK’s mandatory helmet law is driving more eye injuries than ever.
The American Ophthalmology Association (AOA) said the helmet law, which went into effect in July, is causing serious eye injury and death among people in the United Kingdom.
“We know that in the US alone, there are approximately 200,000 people who have been killed by helmeted driving,” said AOA president Dr Richard M. Roesch.
There are currently 6.5 million people in Britain who have helmeted cars.
We have seen that in countries like Germany where the rate of fatalities is about 25 per cent, where the average age of drivers is about 40 years old, we have seen a much larger increase in helmeted accidents than the UK.
And there are still millions of people in other developed countries who have no access to a helmet.
Our biggest fear is that we’re seeing more and more people who are injured by helmet-clad drivers, and it’s putting a lot of lives at risk.
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