Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

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Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Postby pjclinch » 31 Jan 2017, 8:34am

reohn2 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
To quote good old Groucho "I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member" :wink:


Groucho again:

I have cast-iron principles
In case they do not suit, I have others in reserve

In the case of helmets Groucho really has it nailed:-
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made"
I think the helmet salesmen have :wink: .


Smiley noted, but I think most of the work is being done outside of the salesmen. Sales propaganda for cycle helmets doesn't trade on their safety benefits, that all comes from a combination of the media, do-gooder charities, government and, primarily, cyclists themselves.

The only claim you'll see related to safety from a helmet manufacturer is which standard it conforms to. That's it.

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Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Postby reohn2 » 31 Jan 2017, 9:37am

pjclinch wrote:
Smiley noted, but I think most of the work is being done outside of the salesmen. Sales propaganda for cycle helmets doesn't trade on their safety benefits, that all comes from a combination of the media, do-gooder charities, government and, primarily, cyclists themselves.

The only claim you'll see related to safety from a helmet manufacturer is which standard it conforms to. That's it.

Pete.


I dithered on the word 'salesmen' and nearly wrote cycle industry but felt it was wrong,IMO promotion = salesmen so I think it's a fair assessment.
No matter though I think we see it all along the same lines.
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Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Postby admin » 1 Feb 2017, 10:45am

pjclinch wrote:Sales propaganda for cycle helmets doesn't trade on their safety benefits


Indeed, often these polystyrene hats have stickers inside them specifically stating their many safety limitations.

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Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Postby pjclinch » 1 Feb 2017, 3:54pm

admin wrote:
pjclinch wrote:Sales propaganda for cycle helmets doesn't trade on their safety benefits


Indeed, often these polystyrene hats have stickers inside them specifically stating their many safety limitations.


See the Heads Up article originally published in Cycle for a straightforward description of what you can actually expect according to the design standards.

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