The Case For Compulsory Helmets
This video via Imagine No Cars :
The trouble would be trying to frame the legislation to take account of these sorts of antics. It would have to be something like…
All cyclists must wear an approved helmet if attempting crazy manoeuvres / jumps / stunts. This is especially true if it is the cyclist’s first time on a bike, and their father is likely to fall on top of them.
In the majority of cases, cyclists would obtain the maximum benefit from wearing the helmet inside their underpants, as it seems to be this region that comes into contact at speed with the frame / handlebars of the bicycle when attempting said craziness.
People riding bikes in a manner that would normally be seen outside a circus are exempt from this regulation.
What do you think? I put that second paragraph in because when I was nine years old, I was rushing home (late again) and rode my bike straight into a locked garden gate. I slid forward off the saddle and felt the full impact of the top of a quill stem on the tenderer parts of my body. If I’d had the foresight to wear a helmet, perhaps I wouldn’t have experienced this pain.