Well I have never felt the need to wear a helmet while riding a bike. I feel the case can be made for adding all sorts of safety devices and even forcing people to use them with weak arguments because "safety" has become almost like a religion to some. I am more then willing to be convinced by reasonable arguments and that is why I have posted this here. I understand why you would use a blinky as the driver that does not see you will kill you. I understand why a brake is a reasonable device to consider mandatory. I have witnessed fatalities from no helmets on motorcycles but those were at higher speeds. Could somebody please convince me that these stupid looking devices are not just another sheeple herding device but actually save lives? I have been getting pestered by some guy in a truck swerving all over the rode while he tells me I need to be wearing a helmet.