Obviously, all cycling deaths in crashes are preventable. All pedestrian deaths are, too. Maybe helmets should be mandatory for everyone who is out of doors? And for everyone who is walking downstairs, or getting into or out of a bathtub? If we adopt this policy we can be sure that nobody will die in an accident in future, right?
Haven't tried snake crawling there yet.
I don't know why you find non-driving/non-biking commutes to be so odd. Back in fruit-booting's heyday you'd even see people rollerblading to work all the time.
How many non-helmet people put thier kids on a bike without one?
It's a law in many more locales than all ages helmet laws are.
Regardless of the legal implications I'd probably put a lid on the kid (although I'm only approx 80% non-helmet for my current riding pursuits, so I may not count as non-helmet people to you). I remember how much I wrecked as a kid. When first starting out it's probably about a crash per mile. Crashing that often and not knowing how to crash can be rough on the scalp.
Does it have to be deemed common by you to have any bearing on helmet choices for various forms of transportation or recreational pursuits?
I'm thinking this is the next gen of bike safety. Keeps you safe from any hazard, as well as the occasional grizzly attack.
The report simply said that all deaths were preventable, not that the cyclists would have survived had they been wearing a helmet.
Also interesting is that most deaths were mean and the peak age was 45-55
You can check the coroner's report here: LINK
As far as I can understand, the recommendations regarding helmets are unsubstantiated. Here are the relevant bits I could find.
The logic seems to be: more deaths without helmet --> helmets save livesQuote:
Originally Posted by coroner
(Soooo tempted to post this outside of the helmet thread.. )
Yup after a long time pondering the situation, I have decided that the anti helmet cult was scared at a very young age and traumatized by a turtle. Anyone else have any theories?????
I re-read the coroner's report and it seems that the "panel of Experts" recommends helmet use but is against mandatory helmet laws for a few reasons (decreased number of cyclists, etc.). Yet at the end the Coroner says that the data suggest that helmets reduce the risk of fatal had injuries that there should be a MHL. Interesting.