Posted: November 24, 2012 by Ben Weber in Uncategorized

With the previous close shave we had with Natalia (http://360extremes.com/2012/11/22/accident-avoidance/), this is a great article from Lasesana about whether or not to wear helmets. Both Natalia and I wear helmets all the time (though had the truck hit Nat this time, am not sure if it could have done much to help… again, a frightening thought). I think in Brazil, and especially in the cities, it makes a lot of sense. However, we know plenty of people who don’t… Have a read and see what you think.

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Debating whether helmet laws save lives or discourage cycling

From my column in the Washington Times Communities

WASHINGTON DC, October 24, 2012- Last month, a friend and cycling blogger sent me an article and asked me whether I wore a helmet when I rode my bicycle.  I said that I did wear a helmet, but the truth is, I should have said I wear one most of the time, depending on the ride.  And, if personal experience and observation holds, a lot of people do the same.  The question of whether to wear or not to wear a helmet is heating up, with strong arguments on both sides.

There is no doubt that if you are in a bicycle accident involving a head injury, a helmet may very well save your life or prevent brain damage.  Many argue however, that while there is a very small chance of being in…

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