sorry, I'm lost, your latest post has confused me.
Can you clarify?
You seem to be arguing that it is reasonably practical for a cyclist to wear a helmet, but is not reasonably practicable for a motorist or pedestrian to do likewise. Have I understood you correctly?
I am clearly being painted as a helmet evangelist against anti-helmet evangelists. I'm not. I wear a helmet. Because I choose[/] to. Because I take my MTB on some rough trails and I am (sometimes) quite fast on the roadie. I am very much [i]against
helmet laws however, it should be a choice! Those who are clearly anti-helmet are trotting out all the old facts about NZ and other places with helmet laws as a reason to not wear helmets. This is not the case. These are reasons to not have helmet laws.
In the absence of laws, the reason it is reasonably practical for a cyclist to wear helmets is that because of the propensity of cycle helmets and their being widely available, it is perfectly reasonable to ask
a cyclist to wear one, if they choose
to. As there are no laws forcing motorists to wear helmets, they are not widely manufactured, therefore it is not practical to bring in a law that would suddenly mean all these extra helmets need to be worn. Same with pedestrians, can you honestly
say to me that you think it is practical for a pedestrian to be expected to wear a helmet? Would you do so? Why not? That is why it is not reasonably practical.
As for those who are saying that they have had neck injuries from wearing a helmet, it's a real shame that we can't know what the effects of them having not worn a helmet would have been. I'd much rather have some neck pain to contend with than not be here at all, so that is a chacne I will take. Other people would argue the opposite and that is entirely up to them what they do in response.
However, a lot of what is being argued here is all to do with conjecture when in actual fact the main crux of the matter is that a member of our community has sadly lost his life. We cannot know whether a helmet would have saved his life or not, I will continue to choose to wear one while also continue to be against their being compulsory.