Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

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tim-b
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Re: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

Postby tim-b » 9 Jul 2020, 7:54am

Hi
The wearing rate went up to close to 100% from about a third...snip

"Of cyclist injuries recorded between 2010 and 2013: 78 per cent were recorded as wearing a helmet; 5 per cent not wearing a helmet and 17 per cent were unknown (Victoria Police data)." https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/about-the-tac/media-room/news-and-events/2015-media-releases/25-years-of-mandatory-bike-helmets-in-victoria
That isn't overall helmet wearing rates, clearly, but 23 years on from the introduction of the mandatory helmet law and and there isn't universal use of helmets in the State of Victoria. Neither the fines levied nor fine levels translate to compliance, as demonstrated with mobile phones here
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Jdsk
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Re: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

Postby Jdsk » 10 Jul 2020, 9:00am

Mike Sales wrote:
Jdsk wrote:And it's so important to know that we should be setting up these experiments as soon as possible and they should be designed to produce the highest level of evidence possible.

Jonathan

I have argued this before here.
Neither helmeteers nor sceptics place enough emphasis on this. It needs work done on gathering figures before any law change, as well as after.
I would hope that it could be agreed that if a law did not have the required effect, it would be repealed.

It isn't always appropriate to wait for high-grade evidence before acting.

The minimum we should expect is

1 A review of what is known before acting. That should explicitly include stating the level of the evidence. (In the UK Parliamentary Select Committees have improved enormously on this.)

2 Acting in a way that leads to better knowledge. In practice that's going to involve a lot more trials. As always these are best done with independent evaluation. There's also a useful little rule of thumb: no matter how complex the setting you can always lift the study one click up the ladder of evidence.

Jonathan

PS: Of course 1 should also apply to posting in forums. : - )