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rdm
Posted on: September 22nd, 2006, 8:06am Quote Report to Moderator
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Here's a study that will put the cat amongst the pigeons in the helmet debate:
"Wearing a helmet puts cyclists at risk, suggests research"
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-09/uob-wah091106.php

Me, I'm just going to go and sit on the sidelines for a bit...
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ratticus
Posted on: September 22nd, 2006, 11:07am Quote Report to Moderator
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I always like to laugh at these sort of studies, so i'll read it at some point in time.

personal experience: Wearing a helmet and crashing has led to scraped legs and arms and cracked helmets, but no head injuries. A mate that came off while not wearing a helmet managed to split the back of his head open and fracture his skull in a similar accident to one that broke my helmet. (yay for staying on a wheelie too long...) I don't think I need a study that says I might injure myself by wearing the helmet as I've seen the damage not wearing it can cause.

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rdm
Posted on: September 22nd, 2006, 11:28am Quote Report to Moderator
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The short form is that drivers pass closer to cyclists with helmets than without. Also, trucks pass closer than cars, and busses closer again.

And if you appear female, they give you more space.

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arcadiagt5
Posted on: September 22nd, 2006, 2:12pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from rdm, posted September 22nd, 2006, 11:28am at here
The short form is that drivers pass closer to cyclists with helmets than without. Also, trucks pass closer than cars, and busses closer again.

And if you appear female, they give you more space.





Apparently drivers are equating "helmet" with "skill/experience" and trusting the better cyclists ability to dodge. 

As for the other, grown that pony tail back yet Rob? 

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ratticus
Posted on: September 23rd, 2006, 8:09am Quote Report to Moderator
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Yeah, I have now read it. I always think it's more likely that the drivers don't give the cyclist with the helmet more room, rather than giving the one with the helmet less. In the end it is the same result, but just worded to say what they wanted to say.

I could turn it around and say it's dangerous to car drivers to pass cyclists without as it puts them almost 10 cm closer to the next lane of traffic. So cyclists without helmets are more likely to cause traffic accidents which they themselves aren't involved in.

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rdm
Posted on: September 24th, 2006, 5:47am Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from ratticus, posted September 23rd, 2006, 8:09am at here
So cyclists without helmets are more likely to cause traffic accidents which they themselves aren't involved in.



Oooo! I like this one! 

So not wearing a bike helmet turns you into the bicycle equivalent of a Volvo driver!

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