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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:02 pm 
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jeremy vines show , should people on bikes get more compensation in a crash if they had a helmet than those who didnt

can be found on the iplayer


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:22 pm 
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If the crash is not their fault then shouldn't make any difference.

And until the law is changed then I wont be wearing a lid. Then I may just stop cycling


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:28 pm 
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exactly how i feel tintin

if youve been run over youve been run over regardless of what you have on your head

this was discussed on bikeradar and i think someone mentoned it had become mandatory to have a helmet in some parts of australia and many just gave up riding , so funnily enough the injuries went down :roll:

i dont ride in cycle paths if i can help it , the road is for riding , not a coloured bit of path


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:11 pm 
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perry wrote:


i dont ride in cycle paths if i can help it , the road is for riding , not a coloured bit of path


So true too. But at least if there is a 'lane' for us then when it gets to court they can ask the driver what were you doing driving in the lane? Just an added extra to use against the driver :D every little helps


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:45 pm 
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I wear a helmet because it might save my life... it might not make any difference... but it might, too.

Might stop a cracked skull in a small off too - seen that too many times.

I, too, avoid cycle paths though because they're not cycle paths. They're pedestrian, dog and lamp post paths first before cyclists get a look in :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:01 pm 
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drivers tend to take extra care when avoiding cyclists WITHOUT helmets, less care around those that are wearing one...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:08 pm 
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do they?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:10 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
do they?


yes - it was on Radio 4's BH so it is true, undeniable fact, Radio 4 is never wrong.... :wink:


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:lol:


Quote:
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... Andrew Gilligan?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:24 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh/

Dave Gorman.


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