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Sean Kilcarr
Helmets to bicyclists are what seat belts are to motorists: Gotta wear 'em. Since planning includes a lot more biking, state DOTs need to know about it.
The next time you hop on a bicycle to head across town, consider this: your helmet may not perform well enough in an accident.
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Don Kostelec Jul 3
Please consider the Hazard Control Hierarchy, used widely in Occupational Safety. It illustrates that helmets are the only thing less effective for safety than the safety campaigns state DOTs deploy to tell people to wear them. Nowhere near what seat belts are for drivers.
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Joanna Oltman Smith Jul 3
This kind of statement makes you seem ill-informed and unprofessional.
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Martyn Schmoll Jul 3
So much wrong with this piece. Where to start. Those fatalities from car/bike crashes floated by - how many were due to head injuries from lack of adequate head protection? How many due to soft bodies being crushed by 2-tonne machines? Helmets don’t protect against cars.
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Martyn Schmoll Jul 3
Where is your insistence that drivers wear helmets as they are at greater risk?
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Andres Salomon #DreamActNow Jul 3
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robogreen Jul 3
A thousand people will tell you you are wrong about this—they will cite statistics, data, absolute clear proof. And you will ignore them all, because reasons
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Cult Of Cyclists Jul 4
Sorry no, this is just a marketing ploy. Racers need helmets. Commuters need safe infrastructure.
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BlockedxWankers Jul 4
Helmets to pedestrians are.... Why don't you people ever recommend helmets for road users other than those on two wheels? Pedestrians are highly likely to suffer head injuries!
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William Jul 4
You really cannot prove any better that you're absolutely clueless about cycle helmets. They're bits of Styrofoam, not magic, you know
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Barb Chamberlain Jul 4
Will you be coming to Spokane for the joint policy conference in a couple of weeks? I'm on the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation, which will be meeting.
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Richard Campbell Jul 4
Obviously not true. Helmets to bicyclists are what helmets are to motorists. Lots of head injuries in car crashes. Makes sense to wear a helmet while driving.
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(((Matthew Lewis))) Jul 4
Huh. This is statistically false, but if you believe it, it helps explain why so many of our roads are designed to kill.
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(((Matthew Lewis))) Jul 4
Does AASHTO have any objective standards for human safety or is it just whatever a bunch of random engineers decide is best for us?
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Stacey Randecker Jul 4
Says someone who’s probably NEVER commuted by bicycle (that annual “bike to work day” does not count.)
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John A McCloskey Jul 4
Racers did not routinely wear helmets until a bit more than 10 years ago. I bet it would be easy and fun to do an analysis of injury frequency and severity before and after.
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Jon Jul 4
Helmets are to motorists what helmets are to cyclists. Isn't that screamingly obvious?
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Gareth Evans Jul 4
Show your working
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Adam Myerson Jul 4
Sucker.
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Danny Howard Jul 4
Can we get motorists to wear helmets too? This reduces the chances of head injury in a crash.
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