New (?) test protocol and ratings from IIHS and Virginia Tech (USA)

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New (?) test protocol and ratings from IIHS and Virginia Tech (USA)

Postby squeaker » 11 Aug 2018, 5:21pm

Found here; may be of interest to some?
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Re: New (?) test protocol and ratings from IIHS and Virginia Tech (USA)

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Aug 2018, 9:31pm

Any study that starts with a “50% reduction in head injury” claim for helmets has clearly been written by someone smoking something inappropriate
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Re: New (?) test protocol and ratings from IIHS and Virginia Tech (USA)

Postby RichK » 12 Aug 2018, 9:12am

Should be highlighted as an "advertorial"

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Re: New (?) test protocol and ratings from IIHS and Virginia Tech (USA)

Postby pjclinch » 12 Aug 2018, 9:21am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Any study that starts with a “50% reduction in head injury” claim for helmets has clearly been written by someone smoking something inappropriate


Or more likely selective reading, or rather unclear assumptions about what's a reportable injury.

But over there, in the corner... isn't that... an elephant!?
The elephant being that if you want to improve cycle safety you need to reduce the number of collisions with moving motor vehicles, and after that it's mainly window dressing.
Better tests for helmets are, in themselves, a Good Thing, but since helmets are a diversion from the primary safety of not colliding with moving motor vehicles then we shouldn't be that worried about them.

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