So, it will give way in a crash.
Richard Burton. This statement is an outright fabrication. The equivalent number of injuries for pre law level of number of cyclists increased from 897 in 1990 to 1035 in 1992. The day that the make helmets mandatory in my city or state is when I will burn my helmet in front of city hall.
June 9, 2011. AND using the Dutch example if not quite fair.
So if you are riding your bike and collide with something first impact , the helmet will still be firmly in place if you then fall onto the pavement second impact. The helemt debate has little to do with cycling, more to do with civil liberties.
Nothing has been more hotly debated or more polarizing than the debate about the merits of mandatory bike helmet laws. If helmet laws dissuade people from cycling then they are a bad thing.
Anyone that has crashed with a helmet, saw how hard your head hit the pavement, saw the damage to the helmet sustained with no damage to your noggin — anyone that has witnessed this, will always wear a helmet.
There is data to show that helmets do NOT prevent concussion. It is therefore not ethically defensible to promote either of these perceptions, let alone enshrine them in law.
August 27, 2013. Police figures for NZ show 9618 tickets were issued in 2010 for not wearing a helmet.
January 5, 2017. Pro-helmet advocates compare helmets to seat belts — a common sense response to a known safety problem. James H. Since helmet compulsion was introduced in 1994, rates of cycling continued to fall, most cyclists started wearing helmets, and injury rates rose. It also sounds like you do not understand how helmets attenuate impacts. Even seemingly mild head injuries, where you don't lose consciousness, can cause permanent behavioral and cognitive problems, such as memory loss, inability to concentrate, sleep disorders and, in some cases, permanent disability or death.
Before getting on your skateboard, empty your pockets of all hard and sharp objects and put on your protective gear. Johann Miller.