Millions of the relatives and family members of brain injury victims share the traumatic consequences every single day. Reportedly, the number of Canadians who live with traumatic brain injuries is estimated at half a million, including many in Toronto. The lives of victims and their loved ones can change in the blink of an eye.
Road safety authorities in Ontario say increased numbers of children and adult cyclists wear helmets since legislation requires bicyclists to wear such protection. However, they also believe that fewer brain injuries will occur if even more children wear helmets. For that reason, they underscore the importance of parents setting the example by never riding their bicycles without wearing protective gear.