Get rid bike helmets

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    This is kind of a pet peeve with me, and the fact that I found this talk today just encouraged me to bring it up.

    Idea of the day: Ditch the bike helmet - @TBD On Foot | TBD.com
     
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    Summary: There is no federal law in the U.S. requiring bicycle helmets. The states and localities below began adopting laws in 1987, mostly limited to children under 18. More info on helmet laws follows the list.

    Bicycle Helmet Laws
     
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    One of the dumbest opinions I have ever read

    Helmets scare people away from bicycling
     
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    This is a great source for real data about the issues.

    Cycle helmets: an international resource

    If you study the science you will see that there is no consensus about the efficacy of helmets, and the data actually shows that brain injuries tend to increase the more people use helmets.

    Please note that that does not mean helmets make things worse. It is plausible, however, that the false belief that helmets actually protect you make people less cautious.
     
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    If I thought this was a national issue I would have put it in politics, thanks for playing, and ignoring the point.
     
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    TBI's should scare bikers into wearing helmets. I have seen the aftermath of those brain injuries.:cuckoo:
     
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    BULL----!:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Guess it all comes down to how much you value your brain
     
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    what percentage of fatal head injuries is prevented by helmets? bike helmets are a good thing....go to any bike shop and they will have a wall of broken helmets.....but helmets that prevent broken heads
     
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    Do athletic cups scare off athletes?

    I would think its hat hair and not fear of riding a bike that is the issue.
     
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