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A question for helmet wearers

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by jefmcg, 18 Oct 2017.


I'm a helmet user and I ....

Poll closed 25 Oct 2017.
  1. ...think helmets should be compulsory.

    6 vote(s)
  2. ...do not think helmets should be compulsory.

    46 vote(s)
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  1. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    certain roads and conditions I wear a helmet but 95% of the time I don't. So if I can be considered to be a helmet wearer I definitely don't want compulsion. I see no need whatsoever to wear a lid whilst pootling along some single track road at 10mph and seeing may be a car every 5 mile. But a busy urban road in the winter I feel they are important.
  2. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    It worries me slightly that so far, 12.8% of voters are in favour of helmet compulsion. That's over 1 voter in 8, on a supposedly sensible cycling forum. What hope have we got? :sad:
  3. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    It should remain personal choice and not be compulsory.
    I always wear a helmet and would do with even the shortest commute. I’ve seen to many pictures of smashed up helmets that no doubt in many, not all, would have saved the wearer from serious injury or death.
    I would love not to wear a lid but in my opinion it’s not worth the risk, I have a wife and children and choose to take every precaution so I get home to them safely.
  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    This is not really worth responding to, you sound as though you choose not to wear a helmet and that’s absolutely fine. I don’t think helmets should be compulsory just personal choice, my choice is different to yours that’s all.
    david k, Lonestar, vickster and 2 others like this.
  5. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    I wear a helmet on the road and MTBing and whilst I think it’s up to the individual and shouldn’t be compulsory I would question anyone who wouldn’t wear one whilst “ proper’ MTBing on rocky or tree lined routes.
    Daddy Pig likes this.
  6. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    I suppose a follow-up question to the compulsion voters would be: Why?

    I wonder how many responses would be evidence, and not anecdote, based.
    Brandane and Mugshot like this.
  7. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Mod Note

    As it's proving impossible to keep this thread to the terms of the poll and the op without deleting most of the replies which wish to discuss the more general helmet debate, we are reluctantly closing the thread. The poll will remain open and I suggest you continue the discussion in the long running helmet debate thread, referring to the poll as necessary.


    Apologies to everyone who posted a reply but never had it approved.

    Edit: Unfortunately I can't seem to keep the poll open with the thread closed
    Last edited: 18 Oct 2017
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