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Moped riders - What is the effect of the moped helmet?

No recent research into the effects of a moped helmet is known. However, a survey of 61 international studies indicates that by wearing a motorcycle helmet the risk of a fatal outcome of a motorcycle crash decreases with approximately 42%, and the risk of severe head injury with about 69% [12]. Under Dutch law a moped helmet must meet the same requirements as a motorcycle helmet (these approval requirements are laid down in European regulations ECE R22-05). Therefore, the protective effect of a moped helmet is equal to that of a motorcycle helmet. However, because a motorcycle travels at a much faster speed, the difference between a crash with a protected and an unprotected head is much larger. It is therefore not certain if wearing a helmet on a moped prevents as much injury as wearing a helmet on a motorcycle.

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