A few weeks ago a member of Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board advocated the non-wearing of bike helmets.  I commented on the idiocy of this at the time. A source tells me that said person got a hard time from other CDHB board members-good.

Perhaps this recent research will put the anti-establishmet hair-brained non-conformists back in their box.  According to Canadian researchers those not-wearing helmets are three times more likely to die in a road accident than those wearing helmets. Their interpretation of the results is simple:

“Not wearing a helmet while cycling is associated with an increased risk of sustaining a fatal head injury.”

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