Risky business

posted by
May 2, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Eamonn Butler  
Posted in Commentary

"UK transport minister Norman Baker this week refused to apologise for saying that cyclists may be safer not wearing helmets. Baker, whose role includes responsibilities for cycling, cited research that drivers tend to go closer to cyclists who are wearing helmets, but give a wider berth to those who are not. Indeed, the national cyclists' organisation itself argues that those who wear helmets are 14% more likely to have a collision than those who don't." (05/02/11)

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/transport/risky-business/  

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