Helmets and falling off....

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Hutch118, 26 Jul 2015.

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  1. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

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    Yes.
     
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  2. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

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    I'll let you know
     
  3. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    Perhaps the shoulder impact absorbed enough energy to take the impact on the ear into the range where a helmet might help.
     
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  4. aesir22

    aesir22 Regular

    Glad you're ok. I wear a helmet, feel much safer with one. Seems plenty of people don't by the ever so subtle remarks on this thread :smile: i know of a guy at the local hospital who came off his bike and smacked his head off the ground. Been in a coma ever since. Would he be in a coma if he had been wearing a helmet? Who knows! But I feel safer wearing one. Preference I guess
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Second that, and wearing the one that has suffered the impact might make things worse next time.
    http://www.bhsi.org/replace.htm for some help regards replacing it
     
  6. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

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    It's a matter of faith. Some people bank on a St Christopher, or a rabbit's foot.
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    A consultants view on helmets
    'There are accidents where helmets are a great thing. There are others where a helmet doesn’t work' - hospital consultant
    http://www.independent.ie/life/city...doesnt-work-hospital-consultant-31398352.html
    "Recent research here shows that in direct impacts between cyclists and cars, the main areas of injury are to the torso or lower limbs, and a helmet offers little extra protection

    But it is in secondary impacts – usually with the ground, or windscreen, or bonnet – that the helmet provides significant protection.

    In 26 out of 32 secondary impact cases, helmets would have reduced the cyclists’ head injury by around 75pc, the research cited by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) shows."
     
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  8. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    Subtle?
     
  9. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    does it take account the extra numbers of impacts due to head being bigger? Or the extra number of accidents due to closer passing by cars? Would it be the same ratio for pedestrians?
    And is there any explanation for why this effect doesn't seem to happen in Australia or Ontario where there's compulsion.

    For what it's worth I used to wear one, long before they were trendy, and extolled the benefits. Then I actually did some reading on it, and no longer wear one
     
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  10. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

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    You keep posting this link, which seems to be an article behind a firewall by some anonymous Irish hospital consultant. Not very helpful.
     
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  11. aesir22

    aesir22 Regular

    Can't tell if thats saying helmets are good or bad?? Lol. Either way, down to preference!
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    You have read the linked article I take it?
     
  13. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    No of course not :-)

    EDIT : against me better judgement I have read it now. Better than some but no evidence - just "an expert said" , then some facts not related to the conclusion. To be fair it was just a newspaper article. And no predictably, it doesn't mention any of my questions
     
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  14. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

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    It's a matter of faith. That's the only explanation for the evangelical zeal with which people who believe in helmets keep going on and on about them.
     
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  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Consultants view on them. The person who treats the injuries when in A&E.
     
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