helmets are for driving and walking



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A recent blog article by Howie Chong mentions that there is much more statistical justification for making  helmets mandatory for car drivers and passengers than for bicycles (if safety is the concern), and that pedestrians have as much chance of sustaining head injuries as cyclists do. The article (link below) goes on to describe how a cyclist wearing a helmet actually may increase the danger of an accident with an automobile.


Risk of head injury per million hours travelled

  • Cyclist  –  0.41
  • Pedestrian  –  0.80
  • Motor vehicle occupant  –  0.46
  • Motorcyclist  –  7.66

Source: Why It Makes Sense to Bike Without a Helmet


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