Instead of disease control, the CDC is on helmet patrol. Now that it has issued a report that finds nearly 24 thousand children were injured in off-road motorcycle accidents between 2001 and 2004, that's up thirty-three percent from 2001.
Most of the injured were boys, and forty percent of the injuries were serious. Meaning broken bones or internal injuries. The CDC is hoping this report will encourage parents to make their kids wear helmets, and talk to their kids about the potential danger that comes with operating a dirt bike.