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31-08-2016 13:22 #24
Mandatory for sure. When I was in high school one of our teachers was hit by a car while riding his bike. He only survived because of his helmet. He actually brought it in to show us after the accident and it was frightening to think that could have been his head. We don't blink an eye at wearing a seatbelt and helmets offer the same protection and more IMO.
31-08-2016 13:30 #25Member
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Mandatory under 18. Mandatory whilst on the road. Optional on bike paths for those over 18. I loathe riding with a helmet but I'm only ever on cycle paths towing a child behind.
31-08-2016 13:57 #26Senior Member
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Mandatory - I'm all for natural selection for those who don't wear one.
The more protection gear, the better.
My kids race bikes for sport and a full face helmet is necessary - even with its safety features, my DS had a crash this year that resulted in a bad concussion and a binned $150 helmet.
His accident, without a helmet, would have been fatal.
31-08-2016 14:10 #27
Absolutely should be mandatory
31-08-2016 14:18 #28
Mandatory - the issue for me is that the costs of catastrophic/life long head injury to the govt and tax payers. If helmet use can reduce those costs by even 25% it's a worthwhile enforcement. I think I read somewhere that the severity of injury had been massively reduced since the mandatory helmet legislation.
A collegue of mine wouldn't be here today but for his helmet, he was cleaned up by an old man in his car and his helmet was split in two...
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31-08-2016 14:34 #29
It's like asking if seat belts should be compulsory. Hell to the yes.
31-08-2016 15:18 #30Senior Member
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Mandatory for sure...for all ages, everywhere. You can still hit your head falling off on a cycle track.
As for big, bulky helmets...there are alternatives. My helmet weighs 310gms. It's designed for the city rider...lightweight, lots of ventilation, and a magnetic clasp, which means I can clip it on and off with one hand. Why would I not protect my brain?
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