so the Dutch who enjoy bicycling the most, use helmets the least and see fewer deaths than any other country. the Australians who enjoy mandatory helmet laws, a downturn in cycling and have had an increase in cycling related deaths.
again IMSO it ain't the helmets saving lives, it's better motorist habits and better cycling skills that don't even put helmets to use in the first place that's saving lives. but I'm not anti-anything here, I'm just sick of snooty, snotty, condescending attitudes using bad data and supposition to deride, degrade and taunt those that differ from the standard shtick.
we do not live in a black and white world. the helmet thread shouldn't be a black and white absolute. of coarse it's hilarious that they sell $200+ helmets that offer no better protection than a $30 helmet.