...my refusal to wear a helmet is informed
Sue,You have probably seen it but there is a great series on the War on the Motorist website about helmets. The final installment is here with links to the earlier ones:http://waronthemotorist.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/appendix-bad-science-bingo-in-the-bmas-safe-cycling-pages/It's well worth the read.
Thanks, Edward, great stuff!
Hi Sue, some interesting findings from the global membership of the British Medical Journal reported in today's London Evening Standard "Bicycle helmets should not be made compulsory, doctors said today. The shock finding came in a poll of readers of the British Medical Journal. More than two thirds of the journal's readers voted against mandatory cycle helmets for adults. They said making helmet-wearing compulsory could deter people from taking up cycling - meaning they would not get the health benefits of added exercise."Detail of the survey on the British Medical Survey website here:http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2011/07/27/should-it-be-compulsory-for-adult-cyclists-to-wear-helmets/
Matt, so heartening to read all that!!! The Punk Commute yesterday was great and exhilarating but I never cease to be surprised by the raw aggression some people display when others are holding an opinion counter to the one they holdThe BMJ news is truly encouraging,
c) Sept 2010 Letter to NSW Minister for Roads
d) Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users 2010