Re: Bicycle helmets and the law
So it's all very complicated then!
As a sociologist I am sure you will understand that I am attracted to complicated explanations that end inconclusively and dispense with the idea that more data will solve the puzzle. As a cyclist (rather than a public health official or legislator) I am left with the rather more simple question of whether I should continue to wear a helmet.
The answer seems to be yes as long as I don’t let it make me feel invulnerable. Apart from the fact that the helmet might attract a few drivers to whizz past a bit closer, they seem to offer some protection and, in my case, wearing one doesn’t put me off cycling. Thanks, Ben and David!
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