Why focus on helmets as a road safety intervention?

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Why focus on helmets as a road safety intervention?

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AIP Foundation focuses on helmets as their main road safety intervention because: 1) in developing countries, motorbikes are the vast majority of the vehicles on the road and are involved in more accidents than any other type of vehicle 2) wearing a helmet has been proven to reduce your chance of death by 42 percent and serious injury by 69 percent 3) helmets can be produced in-country, creating jobs and supporting road safety programs, and 4) helmets are tangible, their use easily enforced, and wearing rates easily tallied, given human and financial resources.