Old 03-15-18, 02:38 PM
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The risks of having increased obesity is far higher than the risk of riding a bicycle without a helmet by far. If requiring helmets drops ridership, then that is a bad law. The article states 8 people died cycling, and doesn't say if they were head injuries to begin with. 8 people. How many died of issues related to obesity or a sedentary lifestyle? And sure, a small percentage of the patients in a head trauma unit were cyclists. Everything has a risk. That said, why does no one recommend helmets for whatever sent the larger portion of patients to the head trauma unit? If it will get more cyclists on the road and make more people active, dump the law. period.
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