Was out yesterday afternoon driving to a job interview. It was quite a few miles from my home and I had to go through a couple of large residential areas to get there. While en route, I saw quite a few parents out cycling with their kids. In almost every instance, the kids were wearing helmets and the parents were not.
Now I'll be the first to admit that I hardly ever wear a helmet, but when my son was younger and was staying with me on weekends and we would ride together, I made sure we both had our helmets on. Wanted to set a good example for him.
Not wanting this thread to be about wearing helmets versus not wearing helmets but rather would like to understand what the thinking of parents is that insist on their kids wearing a helmet but not they themselves. Kind of like telling your kid smoking is bad all the while puffing away on your Marlboro or Virginia Slim.