Comment 65614

By Logician (anonymous) | Posted July 06, 2011 at 09:06:55

This article offers a very flawed use of statistics, inaccurately suggesting that because only a small percentage of reported cases of head-injury hospitalizations are bicycle related, that helmets are unnecessary. This ignores unreported accidents and deaths caused by head injuries in bicycle collisions. It also takes a very small sample size - a single year study from a single country. The article also suggests - with no evidence other than hearsay and opinion - that the "real" danger is from vehicles. While this may be true, and I'm inclined to agree, there needs to be real evidence offered, rather than simplistic conspiracy theories based on the threatened dominance of the auto industry.

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