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Do you think Bicycle helmets should be required by law?

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

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Motorist helmets exist, why aren't they deemed necessary?
  2. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Guilt transference, I reckon.
  3. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    I think fighter pilots only wear helmets because they sit in an ejector seat. Which makes me wonder why no one has invented something simillar for the bike - an ejector saddle - something that could fire you 20' into the air if anything crashed into your rear wheel, certainly better to go over top of the truck that has rear ended you than to go under it.
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  4. Tanis8472

    Tanis8472 Über Member

    And oxygen mask, radio equipment and head up display :smile:
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Blimey! Was the van a write-off?
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    I did some damage to it that's for sure. My body shape in the windscreen like one of those cartoons when someone goes through a wall.
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  7. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    is that the jet fighter pilots helmet or the new cycling one ?

    Seriously though is the head up display on the visor ? not that I have ever given it much thought but I had imagined it on the windscreen
  8. MontyVeda

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

    Unlike cycle helmets, I haven't noticed any 'motorist' helmets on sale in Halfords, Wilkos, etc. Plus, it's easy for the non-cyclist to imagine us cyclists falling off left right and centre, just as they imagine they would should they straddle a bicycle.
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  9. Tanis8472

    Tanis8472 Über Member

    Love to see them on cycle helmet. Those would actually protect the head ;)

    Both available. HUD is technically speaking on the aircraft. There are also systems that projects onto the visor.
  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Like this anti-theft version?

    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pqCueUsZ7rg
  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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

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  12. Tanis8472

    Tanis8472 Über Member

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

    classic33 Legendary Member

    There's this setup if you go down the HUD route.
  14. 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.
  15. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    West Sussex