"good questions, as far as I can see there isn't any record in that report of helmet wearing. This is the problem with all the crash data of course, is trying to compare apples with apples. In the ATSB report it does have helmet wearing stats -…"
"I know we shouldn't get into the helmet-wearing debate here but........
That figure of 25.7% of cyclists with head injuries - what percentage of them were wearing helmets? If 25.1% of car drivers (not wearing helmets) will have a head injury…"
"31% of seriously injured peds will have ahead injury; 25.1% of seriously injured car occupants will have a head injury; and 25.7% of seriously injured cyclists will have a head injury - but we are the ones who hace to wear helmets because of our…"
"I think most of those statistics have nothing to do with safety they have to do with risk.
Motorists Kill Each other and Cyclists get killed by Motorists.
If you take cars out of the equation the risks to cycling will all but disappear.
"> Ride and take care.
Thank you.. I try to :-)
> I am not comparing it with driving a car necessarily.
What are you suggesting then?? Isn't this a case of us versus them? ;-)
> Reading that link CM, I…"
"More to do with covering the costs than legal blame. The EC, after several years of debate, passed a law about insurance. Most member states except UK agreed that motor vehicle drivers must be insured to cover a crash with a cyclist, regardless of…"
"Reading that link CM, I remain unconvinced that I am safer on a bike than in a car.
In any case, I reckon riding a bike is an inherently dangerous activity per se. I am not comparing it with driving a car necessarily. However, like everyone else on…"
"> no point pretending that cycling is as safe as driving a motor car - it isn't.
ummm... I've always been led to believe that statistics say otherwise.
Drivers appear to be far more likely to die whenever they get behind the wheel of…"