[XAP]Bob wrote:Now look at a moped helmet - it's a different beast entirely from a cycle helmet....
Fully aware of that, my point is that if helmets are seen as not necessary at bicycle speeds then they should also not be necessary on restricted mopeds/scooters. The typical average speeds not being a chasm apart and the speed differential to other higher speed road users similarly. Motorbikes clearly are in a different classification speedwise so not relevant, but 30mph max two wheelers I feel are.
But we have free choice to wear or not, and free choice as to which data we use to make that decision, sometimes that may be from first hand events. Anytime there's a person who feels they've benfited from wearing a helmet in an accident they get shot down with lot's of "if's and and's, pot's and pan's" counter arguments.
So I think in the helmets situation it's live and let live, it's our own freedom of choice as to what cycling attire we adorn ourselves with.