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Many people believe that cyclists should wear helmets to protect themselves from head injury. Although these people have good intentions, most have not researched the facts about helmets.
How cycle helmets work.
Crashes helmets are designed to protect against
What happens when a helmet is used beyond its design specifications.
How much energy a helmet can absorb
How much energy the human skull can absorb
The kinetic energy of a cycle helmet
Risk Compensation - The cyclist.
Risk Compensation - The motorist.
Seat belt legislation, a case study.
(Move to a sub wiki)
Mandatory helmet laws.
What are rotational injuries?
Rotational injuries vs. head on collisions.
Why cycle helmets contribute towards rotational injuries.
Myths about cycle helmets.
What about the claim that cycle helmets protect against 85% of head injuries?
- ↑ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/5334208.stm
- ↑ Psychologist at the University of Bath.
- ↑ http://www.cyclehelmets.org/mf.html#1131