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Helmets don’t look goofy if…

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The case against bike helmets

I keep reading that an insistence on bike riders wearing helmets discourages prospective new riders by making the activity seem more dangerous than it really is.

These arguments always note that Europeans don't wear helmets. And that, statistically, we might be better off wearing helmets when stepping in and out of the bathtub. Et cetera.

I think I understand the point being made. But I have no intention of discarding my own helmet. It's light and comfortable. And it affords me some small measure of safety. Why would I elect not to protect my head when it is so easy to do so?

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