mattheus wrote:That's a good point, i'm surprised no-one has posted it already.
So I guess this could work like motor-racing helmets; you only wear them in known "dangerous" areas. Would it be ok to prevent people wearing helmets in cars on the road? (I think this may already be illegal, but I'm not sure... )
I'm not being led into car safety issues that's for another thread.
The subject is cycling safety and whether the wearing of H/Hv makes that situation better or worse,which IMO should be in the hands of cyclists to decide.
Unfortunately all too often it isn't it's in the hands drivers with prejudiced views on whether cyclists should even be on the road at all or dozy phone using driving loonies,etc.
The cycle safety problem for the most part isn't a cycling issue,it's a motorists issue,in light of the prejudice cyclists experience daily from motorists you can't blame any cyclist for trying to protect themselves however misguided there efforts may be.
EDITED for clarity.