Article on helmets on BBC website

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fimm
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Article on helmets on BBC website

Postby fimm » 2 Feb 2011, 1:39pm

Thought people might be interested to comment on this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12333783
Of course it's a race...

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Re: Article on helmets on BBC website

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 Feb 2011, 4:37pm

commented...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Article on helmets on BBC website

Postby Nutsey » 2 Feb 2011, 4:46pm

To be fair it does give the pros and cons, unlike many such articles that end up using the "no-brainer" conclusion.

All it needs is to quantify the factors it mentions rather than simply using terms like "fewer deaths", suggesting each factor is equal.

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Re: Article on helmets on BBC website

Postby hubgearfreak » 2 Feb 2011, 4:49pm

Nutsey wrote:To be fair it does give the pros and cons, unlike many such articles that end up using the "no-brainer" conclusion.


not really. take this comedic line for example

"Perhaps making cycle helmets compulsory will make people feel safer about taking up cycling? "

also, the photo isn't one of amsterdam and loads of unencumbered cyclists riding around, but of a head injury. is this a pic of a head injury that's caused by a fall from a bike, or one that a helmet would have prevented, or neither, or both as is the implication? :roll:
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Re: Article on helmets on BBC website

Postby hubgearfreak » 2 Feb 2011, 4:50pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:commented...


and me. i wonder if satire will pass the mod? :wink: