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in fact why hasnt Kim of North Korea instigated such a law, goes to show he is utter crap, even as a dictator.
car drivers being more reckless around those with helmets, leading to more accidents. If cyclists don't wear helmets, car drivers are more careful, less people die, studies show. Or summink.
I'd like to suggest that it is BOLLOCKS.
everyone who uses that argument wears hair lacquer so probably
It's mandatory in New Zealand's smothering nanny state
and cycle on pavements; then so be it
as if they weren't detestable enough
they dont like the way they look with helmets on
OR they don't like the way helmets feel
OR they can't find a helmet to fit their heads
OR they can't afford a helmet
OR they're stupid/arrogant and think they don't need one
Big headed twats!
My head is massive, I don't so much wear a helmet as balance it on top.
but I prefer it that way
and now I look like an incapable big headed cunt
is cyclists (on fixies, obvs) wearing their helmet so far back on their head as to render it almost entirely pointless. Doesn't mess with their fringe though.
is people that have them on their head with the chin strap undone. I'd estimate 25% of the people at my school rocked this all-the-downsides-without-the-benefits look at one time
Makes you look like a World War II American GI...on a bike.
what are people prepared to risk in order to appear cool?
have you seen some of them going about in that london?
It's like saying a welder shouldn't wear goggles because they won't protect him if a boulder falls on his head
A helmet is there in case you knock your onion falling off your bike - no-one thinks wearing one is going to save you if a Chelsea tractor reverses over your torso.
Doesn't mean it isn't worth bothering with because it won't protect you from every possible injury
Might as well wear knee/elbow pads, chin guard, body armour and a lucky rabbit's paw if you're worried about accidents.
If you're going at the speed of passing/manouevering traffic it's quite hard to determine which part of your body bears the impact. Also my brain is quite valuable.
a high likelihood your head will hit the ground first since the rest of your body is closer to the bike.
No idea why they thought it was something they should post.
Yes, some studies have shown that you're statistically more likey to get in to an accident if you're wearing a helmet
BUT I remember doing my cycling proficiency test in primary school and a guy who got in to a horrific accident came in to talk to us. He brought his old cycle helmet in with him and it was completely fucking destroyed, but he only had cuts and bruises. IIf he hadn't been wearing the helmet then the damage would have happened to his head and he obv would have died quite a horrible death. That's something that'll stay with me fr the rest of my life.
I think on balance I'm in favour of helmets.
Whilst using a kid's form of transport
Riding a bicycle or having to catch a peasant wagon. At least the losers on busses are safe and dry.
polluting the planet makes them bigger than other people.
Sitting on the top deck, looking down at the little people. Makes me feel good.
but it shouldn't be compulsory.
See also: red lights and making themselves visible
We got ourselves a troll!
Just putting those categories of idiot in the same bracket. They deserve a 44-ton artic to roll them into the tarmac
...getting ahead of the traffic/jumping the lights can actually be a safer option for cyclists, rather that sitting at lights next to vans/lorries/etc. A lot of accidents happen by vehicles turning left at junctions/lights. Obv you shouldn't cycle through the lights at full pelt...idiots.
Shouldn't really be cycling down the inside of large (or any) vehicles either. Although often that is probably drivers overtaking and then cutting across I suppose.
and it should be perfectly safe, if the vehicle users are observant to the extent that they should be by law.
Which they rarely are. It's why they have ASLs at lots of junctions these days.
We don't need yet another one to do the same.
t'other half had a nasty accident whcih wrecked her helmet, but she was okay
mate has had similar accident
makes me think they should be more careful really, but also that helemts are not a bad thing
there is a counter argument that you can get the strap caught, but that seems a bit clutching at straws to me
...it appears to be safer to not wear a helmet as cars give you more space (http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/articles/archive/overtaking110906.html).
But if you are going to wear a helmet, best get one a blonde wig too (https://www.eta.co.uk/2011/04/01/safest-bicycle-helmet-has-built-in-wig/)
someone I know has been fighting for their life for the past week and at the very least is going to have permenant brain damage.
Please please please wear a helmet.
Sorry to hear about your pal.
They're starting to pull through and there's some really positive signs but still a high probability of some longterm BD.
But not when cycling under the influence. I should probably address this.
I have to wear glasses too so that just adds to it.
I once got my feet stuck in my pedals and just keeled over. My helmet hit the floor. That would have been my skull. Even if I'm not gonna get run over, I'll wear one just in case I have a stupid minor accident like that.
it's like a personal airbag
maybe in English would suit you better
and tumble sideways. His head was inches away from smashing into the kerb. He wasn't wearing a helmet. That sight helps me make up my mind on whether or not to wear a helmet.
But I wear a helmet everytime I clip into my pedals. For what it can protect you from, I really don't see any excuse for not wearing one.
On the flipside, there is a lot that cyclists can do to help themselves on the road.
And to show they're all youthful and carefree they're riding one of those tiny bikes with their arse stuck in the air like a bellend