Tuesday, September 09, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Highlight the fun of cycling.

Mark Brandt has left a new comment on your post "Highlight the fun of cycling":

It is possible to highlight the fun of cycling w/o leaving your helmet at home. While helmets do not protect against severe collisions, or collisions that do not involve the head they do still save lives (at least its saved mine - the accident was not my fault).

Instead of framing helmets as this mythical shell that protects bikers from imminent death they should be framed as a normal safety measure associated with cycling - similar to seat belts in cars. The rhetoric of leaving helmets at home is foolish. They do not make you less safe.

Posted by Mark Brandt to Cyclelicious at 9/09/2008 04:36:00 PM