Frequently Asked Questions about bicycle helmets
This illustrates that the issues around bicycle helmets are similar in many countries.
One interesting insight from this FAQ is:
We have reason to believe the helmet debate has little to do with safety, and much more to do with commercial interest and a specific lifestyle advocacy similar to that which would control what we eat, drink and take into our lungs.
In other words, the push for helmets is mostly driven by
- Helmet manufacturers making huge profits from selling a molded piece of polystyrene for $100.
- People who want to impose their preference on others.
- Advocates who believe that they know better what’s good for others. Helmet manufacturers know how to manipulate those do-gooders. Many of the organisations pushing helmets, like SafeKids, are funded by helmet manufacturers.
Keep this in mind when people claim: “This is for your safety“