Originally Posted by Allister
The article seems to be arguing that only boys under 14 need helmets.
Agreed. And if my memory serves me, boys of that age group should also be wearing parachutes and flame-proof suits, for roughly the same reason.
Fact of the matter is, we pretty much survived our late childhood and adolescence, and have memories of friends who did not. It's an inherently dangerous time, and some recent studies have emerged that show that, in removing those dangers, we are actually delaying maturation to adulthood.
Thanks, Allister, for allowing me to use your comment as a soapbox to stand on. I'm sure you feel free to return the favor sometime.