Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thoughts on the Recent UK Helmet Study

Random Thoughts Related to the Recently Released Helmet Study

  • The study was conducted in England, so I'm not sure what we can safely learn from it that will apply to the U.S. But it should create some good discussions about helmets.
  • They apparently conducted the study in only two cities in the UK.
  • I hope we see more studies like this that dig into the issue with some science rather than the typical Myth and Lore of Bicycling Knowledge (MLBK).
  • Information like this might prove helpful for people trying to decide about helmet use.
  • I oppose any helmet requirements for bicyclists based on the study that shows bicycle use goes down when mandatory helmet laws exist.

1 comment:

Sophzilla said...

I think there should be a test. Depending on how you do, you'll be forced either to wear, or not wear, a helmet.

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