Thursday 17 May 2007

Safe Cycling?

Do you think that wearing a cycle helmet makes you safer on the road?
A researcher in Bath thinks that it actually makes cycling more dangerous. He found that helmeted cyclists inspire more dangerous driving from the cars around them.

Ian Walker, an avid cyclist, attached ultrasonic sensors to his bike and rode around Bath, allowing 2,300 vehicles to overtake him while he was either helmeted or naked-headed. In the process, he was actually contacted by a truck and a bus, both while helmeted—though, miraculously, he did not fall off his bike either time. Link

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