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Cycling - wearing a helmet is now a legal requirement

Discussion in 'Helmet & Headphone Debates' started by Crankarm, 28 Oct 2012.

  1. jonny jeez

    jonny jeez Veteran

    I reached the opinion that I would continue to wear one. Not because I truly believe it will save my life but because of a whole bunch of emotional and anecdotal evidence (I know, I know @Adrian... if its anecdotal its not evidence...thing is, not all evidence is empirical) and a set of other reasons like, "It makes Mrs Jeez happy" and "I want to be in a good legal position if it all comes down one day" and lastly, I cant find any reliable evidence that it will harm me to wear one.

    But don't expect it to help if you have a collision at 27mph
     
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  2. Well after a couple thousand miles the brackets inside my helmet are coming away from their mounts, so I was pondering a replacement. I can see now I'd better go spent some time in the helmet debates thread to get genned up.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    You really don't want to do that...
     
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  4. Davidc

    Davidc Veteran

    Location:
    Somerset UK
    I had that on mine. I stuck it up with No More Nails and it's held together ever since.

    The helmet debates forum is a scary place to go. Leave it until after Halloween!

    Back to the OP - that's a dreadful judgement, and imo grossly unfair.
     
  5. Similar reasons to why I wear a helmet currently.
     
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  6. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Guru

    Location:
    Gosport

    This is using More Nails...


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  7. Drago

    Drago Flaccid Member

    Most excellent, couldn't have worded that better myself.

    Just one teensy general observation - the helmet issue isn't such an automatic red herring. I'm not going to get embroiled in discussing this poor chaps particular case, but as a general point a cyclist with head injuries who was not wearing a helmet will quite often receive a reduced payment due to "contributory negligence". It's a load of balls of course, but it's pretty common.
     
  8. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    I'm not sure about this. As far as I know the situation is as described by Paul Kitson
    http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=5180
     

  9. As dellzeqq points out above, that simply isn't the case. There is no general principle of contributory negligence through non-use of a helmet that has been established in E&W law.

    Most reductions for contributory negligence are down to breaches of the law (e.g. failure to have proper lights).
     
  10. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    I had understood that, although there's no established decided case/precedent, deductions for helmet related CN are sometimes conceded where cases are bieng settled.