Pedestrian wrote:Any idea what groups are campaigning for this?
The dreaded Headway, masters of misinformation. are involved.
>>The charity's spokesman added: "Alongside the evidence that cycle helmets save lives and prevent lifelong disability is the common sense notion that wearing a helmet surely provides one's fragile skull with more protection than not wearing one.<<
Actually that's true - pretending it only applies to cycling is false though.
>>"Too many Headway service users sustained their brain injuries as a result of cycling accidents."<<
It's nearly one per cent, isn't it?
>>"Unfortunately, the evidence proves it does happen and cyclists need to accept they are at risk and better protect themselves before it's too late."<<
And not just cyclists . . . .
>>According to the Transport Research Laboratory helmets were effective in most accidents but that depended on the size of the injured party and type of incident.<<
"Most accidents" as in the large number of minor injury accidents, rather than the serious injuries that Headway choose to highlight.