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by Steady rider
15 Oct 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4869

Re: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337367329_Effects_of_bicycle_helmet_wearing_on_accident_and_injury_rates Evidence suggests helmet use increases the accident rate. Accident data from Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand indicate the accident rate per hour ...
by Steady rider
24 Sep 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

The utility cyclist » 22 Sep 2020, 1:30am asked; What were the pedestrian outcomes over the same period? Clarke provided some details in Table 4, overall and serious injuries per million hours dropped by 45%, for cyclists it reduced by 20% and 39%. http://www.cycle-helmets.com/nz-clarke-2012.pdf All...
by Steady rider
24 Sep 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on planning laws
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Petition on planning laws

https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/phase-1-report Grenfell Tower may relate to several issues. Approving planning for a high rise building would i think require many safety measures connected with the planning application. A risk assessment should cover many aspects. Planning should only be app...
by Steady rider
19 Sep 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on planning laws
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Petition on planning laws

Costs nothing to sign and it highlights some concerns about planning issues and an unfair system for major developments. Grenfell Tower may be an example of planning without suitable safeguards. If there are real safety concerns and objectors have no right of appeal, it opens the door to push ahead ...
by Steady rider
19 Sep 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on planning laws
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Petition on planning laws

Petition Extend right of appeal for major planning developments to objectors ‘For the Government to change the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning law so that in the case of major developments those objecting have a right of appeal.’ If a planning proposal is refused, those submitting pl...
by Steady rider
17 Sep 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Pages 6 and 9 have details related to impacts, 22 Aug and 27 Aug.
by Steady rider
16 Sep 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

It provides data from a range of countries and on helmet wearers, showing they have a higher arm injury rate. 'It doesn't use systematic methods when trawling the literature' - the study includes data on arm injuries from 3 Australian studies. 'It doesn't use any statistical analysis' - provides cal...
by Steady rider
16 Sep 2020, 8:02am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Postby mikeymo » 15 Sep 2020, 10:22pm asks; Steady rider wrote: The data from NZ suggests the increased accident risk from helmet use is due to extra falls, not extra motor vehicles/cyclist collisions. That sounds interesting. Have you got a link to those data please? https://www.researchgate.net/pu...
by Steady rider
15 Sep 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

The data from NZ suggests the increased accident risk from helmet use is due to extra falls, not extra motor vehicles/cyclist collisions.
by Steady rider
11 Sep 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Bicycle Science, 2nd edition, page 196 provide some details on braking. More research into the effects of disc braking may help with understanding the overall effects.
by Steady rider
31 Aug 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I was thinking if you wanted to go into a slide, how would you do it. Very wet conditions and a smooth surface and braking hard on a decent, if it needs a corner and leaning or could it be in a straight line? https://www.realbuzz.com/articles-interests/cycling/article/the-pros-and-cons-of-using-disc...
by Steady rider
30 Aug 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I did wonder about the disc brakes and if they result in braking harder and a more difficult/quicker reaction slide to control. I do not every recall so many riders having problems controlling their bikes in wet conditions. Braking on the rim may result in less harsh braking and more time to control...
by Steady rider
29 Aug 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I expect braking may have played a part, was he braking at the time? Another important thing that needs to be considered is the installation position of smartphones on bicycles. When the smartphone is fixed to different parts of a bicycle, different acceleration data might be recorded by the smartph...
by Steady rider
27 Aug 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Robinson 1996 refers to the Wasserman data that detailed the incidence of cyclists hitting their head/helmet during an 18-month period was “significantly higher for helmet wearers (8/40 vs 13/476 - i.e. 20% vs 2.7%, p 0.00001)." see page 464 Robinson DL; Head injuries and bicycle helmet laws; A...
by Steady rider
27 Aug 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5293

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Wasserman R.C, "Bicyclists, Helmets and Head
Injuries: A Rider-Based Study of Helmet Use
and Effectiveness". AJPH September 1988, Vol
78, No 9, pp 1220-21.