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Cycle Helmet Poll Stats Update

Sunday May 24, 2009

In January I posted a poll on whether or not people wear cycle helmets.  After months of hectic voting (!!!), the current count being a massive (!) 17 votes, the results are as above.  Only one of the voters has voted like me, stating that they don’t wear a helmet.

The poll is still running so if you haven’t yet taken part then there’s always time to do so.  Looks like most people cycle with skull-safety in mind and protect their head.

I’ve just read that the statistics show that severity of injury “increase with helmet use”:

Individual cyclists may have benefited from wearing a helmet … but the odds would seem to be against it.

When large population samples are examined, it is difficult to detect any noticeable improvement in cyclist casualty trends. Worryingly, what change is to be found would seem to suggest that injuries, and sometimes injury severity, increase with helmet use. [Cycle Craft]

More helmet statistics and information on the following sites:

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