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Need more helmet stats

While I don’t doubt the absence of helmets often results in more severe injuries and death, I find no mention (June 5 editorial) of an adjustment to the average annual payout for annual health care cost increases or non-survival.

Statistics can be incomplete and often misleading. If an adjustment was made to reflect annual health care cost, it should be stated to give relative value to the dollar amounts. If the annual adjustment was omitted the statistics quoted are misleading.

The research should have included a fatality comparison as well.

Jim Hiller

Spokane



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