Acquired brain injuries results from falls, blows to the head, physical violence, car crashes and sports. It is imperative that individuals engaging in outdoor activities wear the proper protective gear and become educated in the rules and regulations of their sports.
Safety guidelines are not meant to minimalize fun, but rather, are in place to help ensure enjoyable experiences. Awareness of the consequences of brain injury can be a powerful prevention tool.
To help prevent brain injury, remember to:
- wear protective head gear or helmets
- use seat belts and tethered child car seats
- avoid alcohol and drugs
- avoid distracted driving