The interesting part of mandatory helmet use is its history because it was not until or around the 1970s, mandatory helmet use became heavily focused on, and by 1975, 47 states had laws mandating helmet use by cyclists. However, as the awareness lost focus, the laws were repealed and now only 20 states have mandatory helmet laws and serious brain injuries are on the rise again because of the decline in mandatory laws (according to some). While many states have once again implemented mandatory helmet laws for children, those most likely to be injured, men between the ages of 15 and 24, remain outside of most state laws in the United States.  My advice is for you to always wear a helmet.

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