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In GA, you have to be over the age of 18 to ride a bicycle without a helmet.<br><br>
This ran in today's newspaper.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.tinypic.com/2zs0j8p.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
/not that I believe helmets are magic hats but they do have their purpose<br>
//like they're an awesome place to mount helmet-mounted headlights.
 

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Urgent Care (our second home...)--they have a chart with things to keep your kid safe. One is a bicycle helmet. Of course, in the photo, the helmet is positioned wrong.
 

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That picture is a poster of what NOT to do. the third kid back has a helmet on, hanging him.<br><br>
I dare someone to tell the parent that the kid needs a helmet. I can hear the BS already. Then the kid falls and cracks her head open. "Nobody told me to have her wear a helmet."<br><br><b>WAKE UP PEOPLE</b><br><br>
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I wouldn't cycle without a helmet, I fall off far too much!
 

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If kids don't see their parents wearing a helmet they won't wear one. I've noticed a sharp decline in helmet wearing by cyclists locally. Hopefully they signed their donor cards!
 

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CS--good eye. That's exactly what the picture in the ER shows.<br><br>
It really is quite easy to get kids to wear a helmet. Let them pick it out. Then the simple rule: no helmet=no bike. Worked great until son #2 turned 12, and his friends didn't have to wear a helmet. Not a problem. We locked up his bike until he chose to wear a helmet. Lasted a month.
 

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Rebels! Way to thumb your nose at The (Wo)Man!
 

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People rent bikes from the Silver Comet trail...they make you take the helmet...you wouldn't believe how many bike renters or owners are riding the trail with:<br>
1. The helmet on their handlebars dangling<br><br>
2. Their helmet on and NOT strapped.
 

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I saw a lady riding her bike this morning with her helmet hanging from her backpack. <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> Why even take it at all if you arent going to wear it?
 

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because it cost good money, and the salesman insisted.<br><br>
But she didn't want to mess up her hair. early meeting this am.
 

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Hey, lets not jump all over these people. Young, fit people with serious head injuries are the lifeblood of the medical transplant industry.
 

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First thing I thought about when I saw the thread title was that PH had gotten a picture with Judas Priest<br><br>
Seriously, I definitely wouldn't ride without a helmet around this neck of the woods. That goes double for kids, but I see them about equally helmeted/helmetless around here
 

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I'm less concerned with cyclists not wearing a helmet on the Silver Comet, with no motorized traffic, than them not wearing it on roads. Not that I'd encourage it, but it just concerns me far less.
 

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Heather...I've seen PLENTY of accidents on the trail. There was one this year...didn't see it...where a cyclist crashed...WITH helmet and was critical.<br><br>
In a 2 hour ride I crossed THIRTY intersections.<br><br>
It's not as safe as you think...just sayin<br><br>
Oh...and the dumb asshole riders on the trail almost caused me to spill a bunch of times...imagine someone who's not a good bike handler.
 
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