Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

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Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Postby Wanlock Dod » 7 Feb 2019, 8:21am

I've sometimes wondered myself whether in places where cycle helmet use has been normalised for virtually all kinds of cycling whether seeing people riding without helmets affects how people perceive the safety of cycling and the need to wear a helmet. The findings of this study do seem to suggest that the lack of helmet wearing by utility cyclists has a slightly infectious element in that the more people there are cycling without helmets the less people are likely to feel that helmets are necessary for cycling safely.

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Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Postby irc » 7 Feb 2019, 8:57am

londoncommuter0000 wrote:
irc wrote:
londoncommuter0000 wrote:
Because the right wing want it.

(or - to be somewhat less succinct: the right wing hate cyclists and hate cycling, and every single measure that they can impose on us to 'punish' us for being non-conformist members of the only out group that it's still cool to hate, they will impose)


You don't think you are exaggerating just a tiny tiny bit how much the right wing care about cyclists? After all plenty politicians of the right are cyclists. BoJo, Andrew Mitchell etc.

In fact was the last MP to propose a helmet law not Eric Marylee? Unless you think a Labour MP is right wing? I suppose it depends how far left you are?


The UK has - at least since the death of John Smith - been a one-party state. There is no mainstream 'left-wing' party anymore.
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Presumably because the public don't want far left policies and won't vote for them. Venesuela worked well? Largest oil reserves in the world combined with poverty, chaos, and vast population exodus. It's almost genius to manage that

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Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 7 Feb 2019, 9:31am

irc wrote:
londoncommuter0000 wrote:
irc wrote:
You don't think you are exaggerating just a tiny tiny bit how much the right wing care about cyclists? After all plenty politicians of the right are cyclists. BoJo, Andrew Mitchell etc.

In fact was the last MP to propose a helmet law not Eric Marylee? Unless you think a Labour MP is right wing? I suppose it depends how far left you are?


The UK has - at least since the death of John Smith - been a one-party state. There is no mainstream 'left-wing' party anymore.
n.


Presumably because the public don't want far left policies and won't vote for them. Venesuela worked well? Largest oil reserves in the world combined with poverty, chaos, and vast population exodus. It's almost genius to manage that


Oh, dear.
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