spoiler alert: drivers. it’s all drivers’ fault
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Car crashes are one of the main sources of traumatic brain injuries. I think that it is likely that someone who is wearing a helmet during a car crash would be protected to a degree from TBIs, so I looked a bit for a source on this and found this relevant blog post:
Op-Ed: Yes, Gov. Cuomo, Car Helmets Could Save Lives
Fortunately here in the Netherlands we don’t have to bike with a helmet on. Would I be supposed to leave it hanging from my bike, exposed to the rain and theft? Or carry it with me into the shops and bars and keep an eye on it? Sounds like a nuisance.
Amazing, thanks for the link. I just re-posted it here.
i lock mine with my bike, since bike theft is rampant here.
i mean, the article is about how we in the US focus exclusively on helmets as a silver bullet for bike safety. they’re not as effective as people in the US make them out to be, even though they are effective in some situations.
don’t worry, nobody in the US has solved that problem either. some people leave it on their handlebars, others put it in their backfit, others stow it away in a bag and carry it with them.