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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I remember reading that once mandatory seat belt legislation was brought in that people started driving faster because they felt safer. Same thing happened with air bags. Same thing in states/provinces where motorcycle helmets are mandatory. But here's the thing -- In none of those cases did the increase in risk-taking come even close to netting out the benefits of the safety devices. It only reduced the overall statistical benefit slightly. Overall, by a HUGE margin, we're better off with seatbelts, airbags, and mandatory seatbelt helmets. I'd bet it's the same with snow-sport helmets.
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