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Helmet use and injury rates

2018-07-05 15:14:48.956452+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

RT Peter Flax Peter Flax @Pflax1

If helmets are like seat belts, why do countries with the lowest usage of helmets have the lowest fatality rates for cyclists, while the nation with the highest rate of helmet use (US) has the highest death rate?

Cyclists need safe places to ride, not trope-tweeting bureaucrats

while retweeting Sean Kilcarr @AASHTOsean:

Helmets to bicyclists are what seat belts are to motorists: Gotta wear 'em. Since #transportation planning includes a lot more biking, state DOTs need to know about it. @aashtospeaks @NSCsafety @GHSAHQ @NHTSAgov @USDOT @BikeLeague @virginia_tech @vtnews https://www.bloomberg.com/news...bled-if-they-lack-latest-helmets

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#Comment Re: Helmet use and injury rates made: 2018-07-05 23:21:31.425217+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Governments make their safety regulations based on PR, not on science. It's like the ban on cell phones at gasoline pumps.

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