Would you?

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by screenman, 8 Aug 2012.

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  1. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Encourage somebody to wear a helmet when cycling?
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Would you?


    Me? no. It's up to the individual concerned.
    Nothing to do with you.
     
  3. Hector

    Hector New Member

    Helmets save lives.

    I look upon it as a civic duty to meddle in somelse's 'cycle time' explaining the benefits of wearing a helmet.
     
  4. Norm

    Norm Guest

    No, I spend more time asking people why they feel they 'Wouldn't ride without a helmet'.
     
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  5. Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

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    Helmet for me simple as that if you don't that's down to you
     
  6. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    Until my children were twelve I liked them to wear one. I was advised by friends with a medical bachground that after twelve-ish the skull is tougher and better at bouncing.

    During that time I often wore one to set an example. Now they are all 13-plus and they make their own decisions. One of three still wears a helmet.

    I'm not sure why I'd ever advise someone to wear a helmet. I don't see them as dangerous, but I don't see them as particularly important either.

    I do advise people to wear gloves and eye protection. I've had (and witnessed) plenty of issues with gravel rash on palms and nasty flying things or rain, hail, sleet, stone chipe pinging into or around the eyes.

    All my kids wear gloves and glasses when riding.
     
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  7. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

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    I wouldn't, individual choice. I would encourage wearing sandals though, on ones feet, natch.
     
  8. Octet

    Octet Über Member

    I would wear a helmet but I'm not going to enforce it upon someone else. Yes I would recommend wearing one if someone asked but I wouldn't say they have to.
     
  9. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

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    I don't think I have advised anyone to wear a helmet, but I might point out that it was pointless wearing one if they weren't going to do the strap up, or it really wasn't adjusted properly to their head. I have been known to adjust friends helmets - but tell them to wear one - NO. (Well excluding my kids when they were younger, now in their teens they can make their own mind up.)

    Equally I wouldn't tell off someone for not wearing a helmet either.
     
  10. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
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    presuming they were of sound mind......no
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

  12. green1

    green1 Über Member

    No I'd mind my own 'kin business. We are not living in Airstrip One... Yet.
     
  13. McWobble

    McWobble Euthermic

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    No. I'm not quite that arrogant (possibly).

    I prefer to quote statistics and papers at those who have the temerity to question me on my (lack of) head wear. It won't change their minds, but at least they'll learn that asking me silly questions leads to painful and unpleasant experiences. Think of it as a form of aversion therapy.
     
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  15. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    No.

    I generally prefer to believe that people are able to think for themselves (however contrary the evidence sometimes), whether it involves helmets, P&L, fairly trivial things right up to learning high level maths. It's not anyone's job to do their thinking for them and that principal has generally led to good reception on a wide range of topics.
     
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