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Do bike helmets make you more likely to get hit?

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ip(FeS2)    pirate
11/09/2006 at 16:53

Sorry if it's already been posted.
Crash Hamster    pirate
11/09/2006 at 17:01
He was hit twice while wearing a helmet...

...but he's still alive and has enough cognitive function to write a paper on it.

Nuff said.
11/09/2006 at 17:08
I am more likely to hit you if you are wearing a bike helmet, yes, scientific fact.


In the last heated debate on this topic (the one where I was unfairly and very rudely railed against by all and sundry, the one including all the personal insults directed my way etc) I squarely supported the no helmet side and still do. This new study supports that view but for different reasons.
Dark Vader    pirate
11/09/2006 at 17:52
Earl.. can you just clarify this.. are you saying that of two cyclists riding along under identical conditions, the one wearing the helmet is more likely to be hit than the one not wearing a helmet? If so, are you suggesting that the helmet itself is some kind of beacon that attracts negligent drivers??

ip(FeS2)    pirate
11/09/2006 at 17:55
DV:The report says that yes.- I think the belief is that car drivers are more careful of non-helmet wearing cyclists.

But no, I don't believe it was the basis of the original argument.
11/09/2006 at 18:38
Read the link DV.
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
11/09/2006 at 18:41
Nahhhhhhhh cba, can I just rally against you as an all and sundry Dodge ?
11/09/2006 at 18:52
Who do you think you are, Colin McCrae (or whatever his name is)?
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
11/09/2006 at 19:00
No stoopid,im Nicko!!!! Cant you fekkin read???
11/09/2006 at 19:04
Helments at dawn(not purpule ones!)

Seeing as Roadbike cyclists are more likely to be in the road(where our wheels and tires are under less threat) and we are MORE LIKELY to wear helments we are ones more often to be hit.

Most who don't wear helments don't care for road safty and stay on the pavments where they cause the predestians to call us all lycra louts.

fecking stats more fecking stats and more time wasted by acafeckingdemia.

BTW grouse are more likely to be shot than other birds because where they live. Not because every toff wants them dead. all BULLSH*T.

<gets down of soapbox>
11/09/2006 at 19:13
I loved this the last time... But only after I'd met Dodge and had gone home on my bike without me lid...

Seriously though. I've slammed my bonce into the back of a van and I don't really think that there'd be much working of my brain if I hadn't been wearing a lid...

11/09/2006 at 19:16
ps. Can't we all just get along?

It is Christmas, after all.
11/09/2006 at 19:20
feck off about xmas......unless you want to buy my a prezzie :-0

Yes I wear a helment. Not that i have anything in my head worth protecting
11/09/2006 at 19:22
That's not very nice... Where is the good will? It is the season for it, after all.
11/09/2006 at 19:25
I will check the shops for they xmas ad's now.

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