If motorcyclists are expected to wear helmets, why not cyclists?
Motorcycle helmets weigh around 1.5 kilos. Decent ones cost between £250 and £500 and are subject to a whole range of tests. They restrict your vision, your hearing and your range of head movement. They are designed to protect motorcyclist heads in a wide range of road situations at a wide range of speeds. Sikhs by the way are exempted from helmet compulsion.
You may be quite rightly grateful that your helmet saved you from banging your head,but there are those wearing helmets who have suffered neck injuries when falling from a bike. Daily I see young kids wearing ill-fitted, wrongly sized helmets that would not prevent injury from a fall. They feel safe, though, and their parents are blissfully unaware of the need to do it properly.
Of course, it a matter of choice and freedom..freedom not to be called a ##### by Saintslass who has no evidence to support the assertion. Wearing one because it stands to reason sort of legitimises the carrying of a rabbits foot. Make helmet wearing compulsory and we'll lose more people to heart attacks as a result.
Ce message a été modifié par JohnM - 13 décembre 2012 - 03:08 .