Helmet Laws. That’ll fix it.

Ah bicycle helmets.  The topic that I just can’t leave alone.  While I try to remain non-judgmental to the choices of others, and personally can take it or leave it, I still remain decidedly against helmet laws.

Unfortunately, the folks that support helmet laws often throw out statistics without saying where they come from.

These types of issues are never as cut-n-dry as they appear.  The bicycle helmet debate even more so for two major reasons:

1) The fact that wearing a helmet prevents injury just seems “obviously right.” to many folks.  So did the fact that the earth was flat at one point.

2) There is precious little actual data – thus we tend to fall back on what seems “obviously right”

What does it take to get some real data into this discussion?