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Surname 1Student Name Course Code Affiliate Institution Date Bicycle Helmets Should Be Mandatory in BrazilBicycle falls and crashes always exist; the later can result in a range of injuries fromminor to permanent disability or even fatality. A bicycle helmet is a kind of a shielding headdressused by those riding bicycles. The main goal of wearing a headgear is to ensure safety among theriders and passengers. Other types of helmets do offer additional amenities, such as ear and faceshield, ventilation, and intercom, among many others. Since the introduction of the first bicyclehelmet, numerous safety agencies constituting the government has since recognized the need forhead protection among the riders. The use of helmets has since reduced the number of ear andneck injuries. It is essential for those riding bicycles to wear helmets, as this will ensure theirsafety. However, the law should not be made mandatory, as it will only discourage many fromcycling, instead, the government can come up with programs educating people on the importanceof wearing a helmet and using billboards in reminding the cyclists. The following article willalso illustrate the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet and its significance to health. Since the nineteenth century, cycling has been an efficient and accessible mode oftransportation among various peoples around the world. Due to its low acquisition andmaintenance costs, cycling is considered one of the cheapest methods of urban transport, accessto practically all social strata. Unlike the use of motorcycles, the usage of bicycles does not resultin environmental pollution. However, it preserves public spaces and does not cause theannoyances that characterize the use of motor vehicles in urban areas, associated with many
Surname 2health benefits. For all these factors, governments and societies have since stimulated cycling asone of the alternatives for urban transportation; the so-called active transport, which is the meansof transport employing human propulsion (pedestrians, bicycles, skates) have been gaining moresupporters in Brazil.Bicycle helmets have a more significant effect in accidents occurring among thoseinvolved in single-bike accidents as compared to those encountering crash with motor vehicles.Single-bike accidents take place in numerous ways: for instance, when a cyclist skids on aslippery road when the brakes are not lubricated, they become too hard and are likely to result toa tumble, when one does a front flip when a shopping bag swings from cyclist’s handlebars snagsto the spokes of the bicycle. Even though not all the cases mentioned above are pleasant, beinghit by a vehicle, truck or even bus becomes much worse.Considered as the world’s third largest producer of bicycles, Brazil is second to Chinaand India. With an estimated fleet of more than 75 million units, of which approximately two-thirds of the fleet is used as a means of transporting workers. Notwithstanding the benefits of

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