Re: Helmet Poll: First Hand ExperiencePeter Clinch wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> > No, not "exactly". The simple decision to wear or not wear a helmet is
> > not "science". It's really quite simple: "Assess, decide and ride". Why
> > do you seek to make a very simple decision complex?
> The decision to wear one isn't, but the "assess" bit really /ought/ to
> be if you want the answer with the best chance of being right.
What's the big deal? As one poster noted regarding helmets: "Can't hurt
and might help". I think that sums it up rather well.
> Though you've laughed at the idea of having a library of literature on
> the subject, if the same sort of resources aren't available for, say,
> choosing padded shorts or not, then that's a good indication that there
> are actually quite a lot of people in medicine and accident prevention
> work who would disagree with your stance on the simplicity of the issue.
Sure, we have one large, vocal group screeching "Danger, danger,
*always* wear a helmet!" and one smaller, but equally strident group
screeching "Danger, danger! Helmets increase injuries! Helmets make
cycling more dangerous! Each helmat worn is a silent vote for
Pro-helmet wackos and anti-helmet wackos. A pox on both houses.