07 May, 2013

Helmets Don't Do What We Think

Bicycling Magazine published a long article about bike helmets.  Yes, helmets don't do what we think they do in terms of protecting the brain.  The cover touts this revelation "Cycling's Air-Bag Moment."

If your primary concern is protecting the brain from concussions then people like myself want reform to focus the impact tolerance on smaller forces and avoiding rotation. Yes if you get nailed by a car harder is better, but if your 5 year-old takes a spill in the park you might want a second helmet choice.

How about printing an article about reducing vehicle speeds near bikes/peds?
Now that's safety!

National Bike Safety Curriculum