Jonty wrote:Cunobelin wrote:Which is why cyclists are so dangerous!
1. Several thousand pedestrians are killed each year in vehicle accidents
2. One pedestrian is killed every few years by a cyclist
3. However the journey time and distances are greatly different.
When you correct these figures and put the "risk / exposure" into the equation - pedestrians are at greater threat from cyclists (and more likely to be killed by one) than from vehicles.
Thanks for that but IMO you are not seriously addressing the points I have raised.
I believe solidly in the number of patients that cross the threshold of our Trust..... It is indisputable that head injuries occur and we know just how many there are. If we assume these can be alleviated, we can also see where the greatest benefit offered by helmet wearing could be achieved and it isn't with cyclists!
It is also interesting how "risk and exposure" are used to justify compulsion, but not allowed in other cases.... I am allowed to assess my risk and wear a helmet, but not allowed to asses my risk and not wear one!