Wrongheaded - the campaign against compulsion!

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TonyR
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Re: Wrongheaded - the campaign against compulsion!

Postby TonyR » 26 Aug 2014, 9:41pm

carsickglasgow wrote:In a rare stroke of competence Glasgow City Council did, in fairness, give it the response it deserved!


Having experienced Glasgow City centre on a Saturday night, pedestrian helmets or drinking helmets ought to be made mandatory.

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Re: Wrongheaded - the campaign against compulsion!

Postby irc » 27 Aug 2014, 12:11am

TonyR wrote:
carsickglasgow wrote:In a rare stroke of competence Glasgow City Council did, in fairness, give it the response it deserved!


Having experienced Glasgow City centre on a Saturday night, pedestrian helmets or drinking helmets ought to be made mandatory.


True. The Thonhill 2000 study which examined every head injury admission to city A&Es (well 99%) found that
The most common causes of injury were falls (43%) or assaults (34%); alcohol was often involved (61%), and a quarter reported treatment for a previous head injury.


http://www.bmj.com/content/320/7250/1631

Seems cyclist head injuries didn't merit a mention.

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Re: Wrongheaded - the campaign against compulsion!

Postby Cunobelin » 27 Aug 2014, 7:40am

Thornhill is always a nice piece of evidence

It puts the reality of cyclist head injuries into perspective