Bicycle helmets may not be too useful

  • One would most likely raise one's eyebrow if a neurosurgeon would tell that cycle helmets are useless. That's exactly what Dr. Henry Marsh of St. George's Hospital in London claimed. "I ride a bike and I never wear a helmet. In the countries where bike helmets are compulsory there has been no reduction in bike injuries whatsoever."

    Moreover, a 2006 research showed that drivers were more careless around bikers who wore helmets, adding that they are indeed necessary for kids who are more prone to low-speed accidents. 

    Not everyone agrees with Marsh. "People have been casting doubts on the effectiveness of helmets for 20 years," Michael Cavenett of the London Cycling Campaign said. 

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