Study finds helmets may be wrongly overlooked in winter fun

Only three-quarters of parents say their child consistently wears a helmet when downhill skiing or snowboarding. That’s according to a new University of Michigan poll of 1,992 parents.

The poll also showed that nearly 70% of parents do not make their child wear a helmet sledding.

In addition, just one in six parents polled discussed safety rules about sledding with their kids. Those rules include how to avoid collisions and the best way to get off a sled safely at the bottom of the hill.

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