It started getting interesting somewhere around page 50. Stick with it.I read all the posts on the first page. Lots of words.
On that basis we should stop using paper.The only serious non-collision single-bike crash that I remember being near, the casualty was bleeding from his head - but it did seem rather like he'd been cut by an edge of his cracked-to-bits helmet!
If cuts is what worries you, I think a tough soft hat is a far better way to protect against them than something hard enough to cut you.
This is nothing to do with helmets but everything to do with safety.I assume you mean it renders your headlight invisible, not you! Presumably that's when the viewer is in front of you? So it doesn't matter too much because they'll not want to be hit by the car behind you. I wouldn't worry about that.
This is true...... I've never heard a non helmet wearing cyclist, telling a helmet wearing cyclist that they shouldn't wear a helmet.My take, as per various comments here, is each to his own and only the insecure get snotty about others's choices. The fundamental difference between the two position, it seems to me, is the considerable pressure out their to deny some people their right to choose 'their own'. A lot of people out there, for one reason or another, are keen to make helmets mandatory. I've never encountered anyone advocating banning them.
Motorcyclists don't have bobbing amber reflectors, so I'm not massively troubled by that anecdote.This is nothing to do with helmets but everything to do with safety.
I need to put you right on that point.
A cycle whose light is in line with a car behind it is more vulnerable not less .
Many years ago , I knocked a motorcyclist off his bike for that reason.