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Old 08-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Chalo Chalo is offline
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Default Re: Hard Fall, feeling rough.

Originally Posted by mapbike View Post
like it or not helmets save lives everyday,
You'd think so, but the rates of head injury and fatality for bicyclists are just as high now as they were before helmets came into common use. There are offsetting factors at work. Look up "risk compensation" for one example.

Risk compensation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm not saying that bicycle helmets do nothing, but population-wide data show that in the big picture, they do not save lives.

Don't overestimate their protection, is all.

"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race."
H.G. Wells
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