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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
It's common nonsense that the helmet would mean the difference between safe and unsafe. It's nothing like seat belt ...
But, there are arguments against seatbelts too...

The seatbelt is helpful for high speed accidents, and roll-over accidents. Yet, it may actually cause whiplash and other soft tissue injuries in low speed accidents. Generally not life threatening, but worse injuries than if the seatbelt hadn't been worn.

And, of course, the fear of getting stuck in a seatbelt when one must rapidly get loose, whether real or imagined.

Arguments for or against helmets are likely similar. Good for protecting against some accidents. Insufficient in other accident types, and unnecessary in other accidents. I have also been riding in the heat and determined that overheating and the potential for heat related injuries was more serious than not wearing the helmet.
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