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A review of evaluations of bicycle safety education as a countermeasure for child cyclist injury.

Hatfield, J



Children should be encouraged to cycle for its health and psychological benefits [1] and because of the value of forming healthy habits early in life [2]. Children who cycle are more likely to become adults who cycle, and cycling has clear health benefits, even when injury risks are accounted for [3,4]. Cycling also has social benefits and, when it replaces motorised transport, environmental benefits [5].