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    Sticky: Poll: Why not wear a crash vest? Many fatal injuries...

    Why not wear a crash vest? Many fatal injuries are due to abdominal injuries. Especially on your 'bent, you should hardly notice it once you put it on. You should really consider it... injuries...
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    Sticky: Poll: That's really the reason for this thread. A...

    That's really the reason for this thread. A place to put any and all discussion about the topic to keep it from infecting the rest of the forums. Same with VC. That said, it can still serve a...
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    Sticky: Poll: I used to, but I got tired of taking it off at...

    I used to, but I got tired of taking it off at every damn TSA checkpoint.
  4. I think one-size-fits all answers to cycling...

    I think one-size-fits all answers to cycling safety are often harmful, ultimately; it encourages a lack of critical thinking and defensive riding.
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    More stringent licensing requirements, including...

    More stringent licensing requirements, including training for emergency situations. In Hungary, you must learn how to give first aid (and are actually required to... you can't be sued for...
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    I'm more or less happy with 12 years. I'd be...

    I'm more or less happy with 12 years. I'd be happier if we changed the system to prevent this rather than punitive reactions after the fact. But considering what we have to work with, 12 years...
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    Sticky: Poll: This actually seems logical to me. He is riding...

    This actually seems logical to me. He is riding in a way that is riskier than what most others are exposed to, so he dons a lid. The only unfortunate thing would be if he engages in that risky...
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    Sticky: Poll: Every single decision you ever make in life is a...

    Every single decision you ever make in life is a weighing of risk versus reward - marginal expected benefit versus marginal expected cost. If one outweighs the other, that's what informs your...
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    How? Presumably the bike is unique, as it...

    How?

    Presumably the bike is unique, as it mentions certain stickers she has on it. She likely has at the very least pictures of the bike and her somewhere or other proof of ownership.

    There...
  11. Well, if we're dreaming, I'm going for broke: ...

    Well, if we're dreaming, I'm going for broke:

    Stop designing surface streets to easily handle high-speed traffic while expecting a little signpost to keep high speeds from being attained. ...
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    I wonder what they would do if he just said, "No,...

    I wonder what they would do if he just said, "No, thanks" and started wheeling his bike out of the shop. I can't really see him getting arrested for taking his own property. What are they...
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    Sticky: Poll: Or a fall in the shower, a fall off the curb......

    Or a fall in the shower, a fall off the curb... this logic has been picked apart ad nauseum. It simply isn't true that "even the smallest chance" of even significant injury or death warrants...
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    Sticky: Poll: While nobody here is calling for helmets to be a...

    While nobody here is calling for helmets to be a replacement for other safety measures, it often is treated that way in practice. A helmet, at its best, is a last line of defense. It stands to...
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    Sticky: Poll: What in this paragraph can differentiate itself...

    What in this paragraph can differentiate itself as an argument for wearing a helmet while cycling, specifically?
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    Sticky: Poll: Worthy of note here is that these are repeated...

    Worthy of note here is that these are repeated impacts, consistently, over years of play. Most riders under normal riding conditions are going to experience very, very few impacts, if any, to the...
  17. Poll: I think it is actually supposed to be touching on...

    I think it is actually supposed to be touching on the same ideas as the Peltzman Effect, but the very nature of that isn't exactly conducive to polling.
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    I agree that how we treat hit and runs is far too...

    I agree that how we treat hit and runs is far too lax, and truthfully this is just a symptom of us treating the responsibility of driving as not terribly important... but of all crimes, hit and runs...
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    Sticky: Poll: What we're talking about here has nothing to do...

    What we're talking about here has nothing to do with evidence. He said he can't understand why people don't... that isn't an evidence-based question. There are personal reasons for it, which have...
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    Sticky: Poll: You don't understand because you don't want to...

    You don't understand because you don't want to understand. You want to be right.
  21. Honestly, this is just as inappropriate in this...

    Honestly, this is just as inappropriate in this scenario as unsolicited helmet criticism.
  22. Hold on to your hats/helmets, this may come as a...

    Hold on to your hats/helmets, this may come as a surprise, but people actually seem to embellish quite a bit to make themselves look better when retelling stories, often just as much for their own...
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    Sticky: Poll: this has been very well documented within these...

    this has been very well documented within these hallow pages, just go back and read. This crap just keeps going around and around and around, but your type just don't want to believe the solid and...
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    Sticky: Poll: Nope. Nope. Nope. Recap: Helmets...

    Nope.


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    Nope.

    Recap: Helmets useless? No.
    Helmets have the ability to save lives under normal conditions? Debatable.
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    Sticky: Poll: If you want to look at it that way. Many of us...

    If you want to look at it that way. Many of us have said that from the jump; helmets aren't useless, just very unnecessary for the kinds of riding most of us do. For various reasons.

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