WELCOME! To Prowell UKs new website. Many thanks to WebCreationUK Ltd. for your hard work over the past couple of months. As you can see from our 'About Us' and 'Discover Prowell' pages, Prowell UK are all about cycling safely. We are committed to supplying cycling headwear that delivers a high level or protection, superior safety and comfort but at the same time and very importantly, looks good. As with a lot of safety products, there is an argument about whether cycle helmets are necessary, so for our first NEWS story, we thought we would give you a few important facts about why wearing a cycle helmet is essential.

 

Prevent Head Injury

Head injuries cause the most fatalities and long-term disabilities when it comes to cycling accidents. Approximately 22 to 47 percent of injured cyclists experience head injuries, which are also responsible for 60 percent of all bike-related deaths. A study published in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal" in 2012 looked at the deaths of 129 cyclists between the years 2006 and 2009. The researchers found that not wearing a helmet greatly increased the risk of sustaining a fatal head injury. In a meta review of six studies published in the "Cochrane Library" in 2008, researchers found statistically significant decreases in mortality and head injuries occurred in places that instituted helmet laws. An earlier 2007 review of studies on head injury and helmet use published in "Injury Prevention," concluded that helmets provide a 63 to 88 percent reduction in the risk of head and brain injury for all ages of cyclists.

 

Set an Example

Adults, especially parents, who wear helmets when riding set a good example for children. In the "Journal of Safety Research," a study published in 2010 found that from 2001 to 2003, just 48 percent of 5- to 14-year-olds wore bike helmets when riding. This age group is at the highest risk of bicycle-related injuries. Older children may be reluctant to wear helmets because they look uncool or are uncomfortable. If you don't wear one, children will have trouble seeing the value and importance of wearing a helmet.

 

Visibility

Riding on the road in traffic presents numerous hazards. Often, accidents occur because drivers don't see the cyclist. A bike helmet with reflective strips can make you more visible to motorists, especially in the pre-dawn or early evening hours.

 

Weather Protection

You might not plan to ride in the middle of a bad weather, but weather can be unpredictable -- especially if you are riding a lengthy distance. Wearing a helmet also protects you from weather hazards, including intense sun, hail and rain.

 

(Source: Demand Media)