Tuesday, September 19, 2006
i read this:
Wearing helmets 'more dangerous'
it seems you're more likely to get hit by a motorist if you wear one as they see you as a 'lycra clad warrior' and therefore more 'predictable' in your riding.
all this talk of helmets and warriors brings me to the most relevant part of that article...
"Most adult cyclists know what it is like to drive a car, but relatively few motorists ride bicycles in traffic, and so don't know the issues cyclists face.
There should definitely be more information on the needs of other road users when people learn to drive and practical experience would be even better."
hurrah. i can see that happening.