Ok sorry just cant help my self. Get ready you Yogurt niters to be outraged.
Cycle helmets are a waste of time!!
Oh, that felt good. Ok so itís not quite true and ok I donít quite believe it but heck, what kind of an argument is it when you are reasonable. You would never end up with a war that way. OhÖ. hold on is that the point?
If you think you look funky in them, wear one.
If you are a five year old child learning to ride wear one.
If you are mountain biking wear one.
But if you believe that that silly piece of foam will keep you alive in a major traffic accident then you are as daft as a badger. I had a van turn in front of me last January. I thought this was a bit rude so I stuck my head through his passenger window (yes it was closed) and left a body shape dent in his door. Got scraped off the road by the lovely (they gave me gas, wow that stuff is good ) Scottish Ambulance Service and taped to a board. Some stupid nurse while putting stitches in my face had the cheek to tell me I should have been wearing a helmet. As I could smell the cigarettes on her breath I told her if she shut up abut helmets I would shut up about cigarettes. If you want to wear a helmet wear one. Some time I even do (mainly when banging my head on my desk in frustration ) but letís face it if they were any good motor bike helmet would look like cycle helmets. They are good for very slow impacts i.e. falling of you bike at 0 mph and hitting the ground. Anything that stpes people from getting on there bike is bad (boo). Cycling is a social benefit, it make me happy, it makes me healthy, I live longer, I cost less in health care (even with the odd stitch to the face). The down side is there are a few tragic accidents a year when folk are killed. Its sad. It happens. Its called life. Wearing a helmit will not ward off all the nasty things in life.
Any suggestion that helmets should be legally sanctioned should be vigorously opposed.
Those for the motion say I
Those against write something stropy, go on you know you want to.
Have a look at the link below has some stats may be of interest.