You obviously arent in the usual "I'm never wearing a helmet and no-one can make me change my mind" camp.... which is good. You also appear to have a) a wealth of data and information at your disposal, and b) have had the time to digest it and evaluate it clearly.
Without wanting to appear disrespectful (far from it, anyone with the inclination to research a subjuct to such an extent has my utmost respect)... why dont you focus these resources into campaigning the right people or organisations into changing the design, laws, tests that helmets must pass, rather than just discussing it on a somewhat niche cycling internet forum.
Department of Transport
All would be useful points of contact.
You might actually acheive something good for us all
I am starting to spread the word and have already persuaded people to choose MIPS helmets as the best alternative currently available. However, as with science, any theory requires testing and pier review. Here is a better place than many due to the knowledgeable and mature attitude of most contributors.
There are is small number of scientists and cycling journalists that also hold the view that the underlying first principles of bicycle helmet design and testing, in order to prevent head injury, are wrong.This is a link to the most comprehensive piece of journalism I have found on this subject.
It is a "must read" for anyone thinking of buying a new helmet:http://www.bicycling.com/sites/default/ ... Helmet.pdf
However the biggest indicator that my point of view has some validity is the small number of helmet manufacturers quietly developing anti-rotation and dual density helmets. Even Bell, the biggest helmet manufacturer is rumored to be developing anti-rotational acceleration helmets. However, non of these manufactures is going to come out and say that the helmets they have been selling for decades are next to useless. And even the anti-rotation helmet manufacturers can't make any special claims regarding the effectiveness of their designs for fear of crippling litigation if one were to fail in an extreme accident. You are right in saying that the politicians hold the key to correcting this but they are influenced by the views of a public that trust current designs.
Personally, I base my decision to wear a helmet or not based on my experience of the risks involved in the type of riding I intend to do. But when I do wear a helmet, I expect it to protect me adequately from the life threatening effects of brain injury.
9/16" Suntour BMX MP-1000 pedals / 56 tooth TA 6-bolt chainring.(I'm not bothered if the teeth are worn or damaged)