Why do some people ride bikes without seatbelts?
Posted On July 25, 2021
This is the second of two articles that look at the question of whether or not people ride bicycles without seat belts, or what the scientific evidence says about it.
The first article discussed the idea that bicycles are more dangerous for children than cars, and how it could be a contributing factor to their propensity to fall.
The second article examined how much of a factor seat belts are in preventing crashes.
This article is about the more common case of a person riding without a seat belt.
I ride without a safety belt, or at least with a non-safety belt.
It’s not a new concept.
In the 1950s, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) released a study that surveyed the traffic fatalities in New York between 1954 and 1968.
They found that between the ages of 6 and 17, nearly 90 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involved children under the age of 12.
While there is a good deal of evidence to suggest that children are more likely to be killed or injured on motorized surfaces than on non-motorized surfaces, there is no scientific consensus about whether or when children should wear a safety-belt.
Some studies have shown that children and adolescents are more vulnerable to falls on mosh-pit and bicycle seats, and to the impact of the seatbelt buckles on their bodies, leading to lower bone density.
But these studies were done with children of color, and were not based on random measurements of head shape.
Even though the research is inconclusive, there are some studies that suggest that the lower bone densities that occur in children under 12 may actually be more damaging to the bones of older people.
A recent study in the journal Pediatrics looked at the bone density of 616 people ages 18 to 30 in the general population.
Using a computer-generated model of the human skeleton, researchers determined that the average adult’s body weight was 1,534 pounds.
“These data indicate that the bone density of children in the younger age groups, such as the elderly, has a much greater impact on the total bone mass of the body than adults in the older age groups,” they wrote.
However, it is important to note that the researchers used a computer model that took into account the shape of the bones in a child’s body, not how much weight they were carrying.
Researchers found that while the number of bones in the child’s upper body was larger than the rest of the skeleton, the number in the lower body was not.
Although these differences in bone density are not significant, it does seem like children who wear a seatbelt are much more vulnerable in the event of a crash.
Because of the impact that a seat belts buckles can have on a person’s bones, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that people wear a child-resistant seat belt, which can be found on nearly every car, motorcycle, or scooter in the U.S. For children, this can mean wearing a helmet.
The National Highway Safety Administration says that a child wearing a child seat belt should wear the belt at least two inches above the childs’ chest.
What you need to know about seat belts: