"But wearing a helmet did not increase people’s speed, as would be expected if the headgear encouraged risk taking. Cautious people were slower than risk-takers, whether they wore helmets or not; and risk-takers were fast, whether their heads were helmeted or bare."
There is the important part of the argument and why:
"In addition, many worried that if they wore helmets, less-adept skiers and snowboarders might do likewise, feel invulnerable and engage in riskier behavior on the slopes."
has always seemed like the dumbest reason for not encouraging helmet use. The rest of the article basically proves that wearing a helmet doesn't change reaction time or vision compared to not wearing a helmet which is another old and tired argument. The only argument I find to be legit are from people who basically grew up not wearing a helmet and find them uncomfortable.
Last edited by Treegreen; 01-30-2013 at 02:09 PM.