A new study shows that buying a new bicycle seatbelt is the most cost-effective way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
The report from a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Perelman School of Medicine shows that the use of seatbelts can reduce the likelihood of a crash by more than 80%.
While many of us have our bikes fitted with an electronic device to record the location of our seatbelted bike, we are still not using this data to save lives.
The researchers found that if a rider rode the same route and had the same bike and bike rider demographic, they would likely crash at least twice.
The study also found that, compared to a helmet, an electronic seatbelt reduces the likelihood that a crash would occur by less than 1%.
The study was published in the journal Safety Research.