Tuesday, September 16, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Ride helmetless and lose your bike?!.

Yokota Fritz has left a new comment on your post "Ride helmetless and lose your bike?!":

* There's no claim in my post that "helmets don't save lives," and in fact I write "I won't pretend that helmets are useless."

* Let the punishment fit the crime. Encourage helmet use if you wish, but confiscating the bike is over the top.

* The topic of discussion is not touring and road cyclists riding 3,000 to 15,000 miles per year who have a higher risk of serious and fatal injuries, but school children on local roads.

* Doctors are smart people, but they are not necessarily experts at risk management.

* A cyclist who's had three live threatening crashes in 15 years of cycling should wear a helmet. I put racing, high speed training, and mountain biking in the higher risk activities in which helmets are indicated. But again, we're talking about school kids on local roads.

Posted by Yokota Fritz to Cyclelicious at 9/16/2008 05:06:00 PM