Helmet use means huge savings, study finds

The government could save nearly $100 million between now and 2020 if it passes the draft traffic law and enforces mandatory helmet usage as soon as possible, a road safety group said Wednesday. Madeleine Carr, an advocacy and strategic planning advisor with the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF), said at a press conference that a study into the cost-effectiveness of such a law found that property damage, administration, medical and human costs would decrease significantly with fewer fatal crashes. …

Lauren Crothers and Eang Mengleng