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Old 11-06-09, 11:23 AM
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Why Helmets are important

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Old 11-06-09, 11:39 AM
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Here come the statistics....

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It's a good thing the car ran over her helmet and not her head. You never know in this random world. A few inches and it would have been a fatality.
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Old 11-06-09, 12:34 PM
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don't ride sidewalks


"Her head was run over by the rear tire of the vehicle,"
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Agree on the sidewalks. The whole thing was probably avoidable if the biker was obeying the law and the driver was paying attention instead of stuff his face.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
don't ride sidewalks


"Her head was run over by the rear tire of the vehicle,"

^ What he said
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a. yes
b. no
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a. yes
b. no
A little bit from column a, a little bit from column b.
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Did the morons even try to figure out how it was possible that if she was still wearing the helmet when IT got run over; how the helmet was crushed but the head inside the crushed helmet came out just fine?
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Here come the statistics....

I have never seen any statistics on moronic statements in "news" articles!
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"We don't know what kind of bike helmet it was," said Marion County sheriff's Lt. Sheila Lorance, "but it was a good one. It was pretty much crushed."
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don't ride sidewalks


"Her head was run over by the rear tire of the vehicle,"
he still would have hit her.
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he still would have hit her.
+1. If she had been in the road, she would have been hit 1 second later.

You take a gamble any time you ride a bike in an area with cars. I prefer to gamble with a helmet.
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he still would have hit her.
That wasn't my point. The article tells us to wear helmets because they'll protect us when we get run over by cars. Well that's not true, so the only 'fault'- I don't care if people don't wear helmets - in her riding was being on the sidewalk. She was probably riding against the direction of traffic too, that puts her in a position where drivers aren't looking.

The article does hint towards the dangers of driveways and sidewalks, but it says nothing directly there. The emphasis on only the helmet gives the impression that riding on the sidewalk is either safe or correct.

I don't know if the helmet actually did protect her and if she was actually run over. She's not dead, great. I'm just annoyed by the reporter's message.
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That wasn't my point. The article tells us to wear helmets because they'll protect us when we get run over by cars. Well that's not true, so the only 'fault'- I don't care if people don't wear helmets - in her riding was being on the sidewalk. She was probably riding against the direction of traffic too, that puts her in a position where drivers aren't looking.

The article does hint towards the dangers of driveways and sidewalks, but it says nothing directly there. The emphasis on only the helmet gives the impression that riding on the sidewalk is either safe or correct.

I don't know if the helmet actually did protect her and if she was actually run over. She's not dead, great. I'm just annoyed by the reporter's message.
Maybe, maybe not. You pick your route, check out the dangers and ride. I ride some sidewalks, they are also considered MUPS, but I'd hit a ped only sidewalk if the traffic was so messy it would likely harm me.
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Maybe, maybe not. You pick your route, check out the dangers and ride. I ride some sidewalks, they are also considered MUPS, but I'd hit a ped only sidewalk if the traffic was so messy it would likely harm me.
Yeah, do what's safest. I don't think it comes to that point very often where I normally ride, but if the traffic gets confusing I might just get off and walk. No one driving ever stops before crossing the sidewalk, though they should stop, and I don't want to get nailed.
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Wear one or don't. This article is another example of irresponsible reporting.
Here is an article on "run over helmets" from the bicycle helmet safety institute.
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Wow, a combination of stupid law enforcement, uninformed reporting and a girl whose parents absolutely failed to teach her the basics of safe cycling, all coming together to laud the Miraculous Powers of Styrofoam!

I swear, bicycle helmets have to be the most useless overhyped product since the Pet Rock.
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Take it to A&S
Neither A&S nor commuting is intended to be a dung heap for dingbat threads/posts.

Mods, I recommend that trollish threads, citing dingy "factoids" culled from the Internet, be directed to the oblivion of the outer reaches of cyberspace.
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Maybe she should learn how to stop her bike without going over the handlebars.

Maybe we can have her AND the reporter fixed so they can't reproduce and propagate their stupidity.
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can anyone honestly say they believe a few onces of EPS can withstand the weight of an SUV?
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