Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A Helmet

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby bovlomov » 5 Mar 2015, 12:36pm

Thanks! How depressing.

Strangely, the people promoting helmet compulsion seem to have remarkably short memories - as if they have had repeated bangs on the head. That means every argument has to start from the beginning, and however many times their errors are corrected, they begin the next time at the same point - never revising or modifying their positions in the light of evidence.

It's like arguing with a goldfish. As he swims past you have a brief exchange, during which you demonstrate his logic failures. Then he swims off around the bowl, and by the time he returns he has forgotten the previous meeting, so starts again with his original argument.

These people deserve to have charitable status, but not for the reasons they think.

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby gaz » 5 Mar 2015, 8:23pm

It's RoSPA family safety week. James Cracknell appears to be involved.

In view of this and Sustrans own Big Pedal events, Sustrans has reviewed and updated it's position on bike helmets:
We support the individual’s freedom of choice whether to wear a cycle helmet or not, and for parents to make that choice for their children.

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby pjclinch » 6 Mar 2015, 8:50am

Even RoSPA's linked website has toned things down to We do recommend that children wear cycling helmets. This is a sensible way of protecting the head, especially in accidents where children lose control of their bikes, which while not ideal is a hell of a lot better than them being "essential" and keeps life saving prowess out of it.

So points for progress there, too.

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby Thermostat9 » 6 Mar 2015, 9:01am

gaz wrote:In view of this and Sustrans own Big Pedal events, Sustrans has reviewed and updated it's position on bike helmets:
We support the individual’s freedom of choice whether to wear a cycle helmet or not, and for parents to make that choice for their children.

I bet there were lots of meetings and discussions before suggesting that historic 'common sense' ought to prevail!

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby Phil Fouracre » 6 Mar 2015, 9:38am

Sad and depressing, drip feed this sort of programme for long enough and we will lose the right to choose
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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby mrjemm » 6 Mar 2015, 11:52am

Realised I forgot to mention Cracknell in my precis. They showed what appeared to be a new promotional video or advert- the styling and design of the clip wasn't just something shot for the feature. Guessed it's some campaign he's involved in, so perhaps this safety week thing.

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Re: Channel 4 Introduces a Regulation Requiring Wearing A He

Postby Si » 6 Mar 2015, 4:40pm

Crackers came to see us the other day : https://www.facebook.com/BikeNorthBirmi ... 35/?type=1

Not a mention of the 'h' word apparently. And I'm told that, given that plastic hats did not come up, he was a nice chap.

However, as a BCC schools bikeability event plastic hats would have been mandatory so the subject would not have arisen.