What concerns me is that there are people around who think that something is a good idea and act upon it. So far so good. Then they want everyone else to act and think the same as they do. This is VERY bad. Then they want to punish people who don't act and think as they do. This is EXTREMELY bad.
If wearing helmets were not compulsory, I would probably wear a helmet 90% of the time. But, it would be MY choice, not yours.
Fall off without one then ask the clown if they should have been wearing one. The answer you would think be YES
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes.
It is not mandatory in the UK. I was riding with a friend many years ago and he got hit by a car. He suffered a cracked skull, severe brain swelling and nearly died. One of the doctors at the time said that if cyclists wore helmets, he wouldn't be in this situation. Those words have stayed with me ever since. I went out the next day and bought a helmet and I have worn one ever since. When he recovered, he did the same.
It was a breath of fresh air to discover that wearing a helmet in Australia was mandatory.
What the doctor should have said is that, "If it wasn't for the car, he wouldn't be in that situation."
The cyclist cannot control whether the car is there or not, he can control whether to wear a helmet or not.
yes I have a broken helmet ... Better than a factured skull
Score so far 14 yes
well i guess if you know me you would think i am going to say yes but when i was riding in the london to hastings ride where it is not compulsory to wear one,only a couple of riders didnt have them on( mtb).anyway.
it seems common sense is the order of the day and i for one was very glad i was wearing one on 2 occasions, i think its important to set a good example to young kids even if i rode to school without one for years in the uk.Its a hard call but yes.
Oops Fractured .. i am better cyclists than I am a typist
If you want to wear one, by all means. But forcing everyone to wear one gives the signal that cycling is a dangerous activity (which it's not) and thus deters a large number of utility riders, condemning cycling mostly to the hardcore roadies and commuters. I feel the same about wearing ridiculous fluro vests.
I'm sure it's been posted here before, but this is relevant: