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post #243 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM
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When I was a kid, nobody wore a helmet to ride bicycles unless it was a special needs kid. And we did all kinds of dangerous sh*t on bicycles and fell off many, many times.

Today, you almost never see a kid riding a bike without a helmet? Why?

Two reasons:

1) The law. Some states and municipalities require that bicycle riders under a certain age wear a helmet. And it's not because they want to "control" people. It's because they want to prevent traumatic brain injuries.

2) People are smarter and more conscientious today than they were 20 years ago and helmet technology has progressed to the point where helmets are light, durable, comfortable and extremely effective.

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