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.
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?