“This decline is happening despite the State’s population rising by 22% during the study period and despite cycling participation rates rising by 51% in the past decade.Is it down globally by 4% or down among the remaining cyclists by 4%?? They reduced the number of cyclists by 30-40% depending on the figures you believe. So if they've only lost 4% of injuries that's a huge rise among the remaining 60-70%.
The article, no matter if you believe it or not only provides percentages but also states REAL NUMBERS !! (as such you can interpret the data effectively and easily)Isn't it great when people start bandying percentages about. Give us real numbers so we can see the real picture. ..... Total bollox. (the numbers, not necessarily the anlysis). USE. REAL. NUMBERS.
I'd guess the law change didn't make everyone start wearing helmets right away but gradually as people grow up with them being the norm.Sorry for imprecise language but how can the rate reduction be attributable to helmets when we presume the rate of helmet use to be near constant over the period?