10 February 2012

Over-egging the helmet argument

Yet more evidence here that the effectiveness of helmets in preventing injury is vastly overstated by the pro-helmet lobby.

This rider suffers serious head injuries during a race despite wearing a helmet.

It is possible, of course, that the helmet was already damaged, but the rider has made the cardinal mistake of not securing it properly - the straps are nowhere to be seen.

Whatever the case, though, the incident - which you can see in gory detail on YouTube - is clear evidence against those seeking to promote mandatory helmet use.

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