Tips for Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury When and where you Can Do Something to Stop it From Happening

In An Instant Your Life Can Change Forever

Every year, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. As the weather begins to become more pleasant and the temperature rises, people want to get fresh air and enjoy springtime activities. However, traumatic brain injury can be caused by a number of things, including falls, bicycle, skateboarding and ATV accidents. Before you get involved in some of these fun activities, consider these tips to stay safe and prevent traumatic brain injury.

Bicycles:

  • Head injury is the leading cause of bicycle deaths, so always make sure to wear a proper-fitting helmet. Consult a helmet chart to find the right size. It won’t be as effective if you wear it too snug or too loose, so make sure it fits tightly around your chin.
  • Obey traffic laws. Never drive against the flow of traffic and always use hand signals when turning.
  • Avoid riding at night. If you must ride at…

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