Do you think Bicycle helmets should be required by law?

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Randombiker9, 6 Sep 2017.

  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    They were around in the 50s, 'Paddy Hopkirk' springs to mind,

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  2. Tanis8472

    Tanis8472 Über Member

    Ah, but that's racing ;)
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    There's this setup if you go down the HUD route.
  4. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    If you believe this you didn't pay enough attention at school when they were explaining Venn diagrams.
  5. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    South East
  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Guru

    Sure any damage will buff out
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  7. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

  8. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Me too.

    On a rainy commute a few weeks ago I had something shouted at me by a cyclist overtaking me. Whilst I thought I had heard him correctly, I did say "Pardon?" and sure enough he repeated his bold instruction:

    "You should be wearing a helmet!"​

    I sort of wish I'd told him to fark off but replied with, "You should mind your own business" and off he rode.

    Seriously, what business is it of anyone else how I ride (within the law)? What goes on in the mind of someone that provokes him to bark commands at a total stranger? The more I think of it, the more I consider this the behaviour of an arrogant, ignorant arse.
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  9. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    A person standing on the pavement watching the Veteran Car London to Brighton run as we cycled past saw fit to yell, 'Where's your helmet?', to which I did reply, 'Where's yours?', but I was going too fast and they probably didn't hear.
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  10. If it's 'just about opinions' why make the claims that you did? Do you know the difference between a fact,
    Well next time just make sure they hear you, and also go on to explain that they are considerably more at risk of being killed or injured by a motor vehicle than you are. The statisitics are clear, and I've long been an advocate for compulsory helmets for pedestrians.
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  11. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I'm not sure what you're getting at. Please explain and use as many diagrams as you feel are necessary, and please, drop the patronising tone.
  12. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    I'm not sure if it's possible to explain a two circle Venn diagram without being especially patronising.
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  14. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    I dare say we all understand what a venn diagram is, but what would you put in each circle and in any overlaps; union and intersection are the terms I believe?
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  15. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

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