My short answer is Yes.

Should there be laws that require it? I don’t know.

Do helmets make you safer? I should hope so. But am not completely convinced.

These questions come to mind because of a post I read at Bicycle Touring Pro this week. Darren was pointing out an article that indicated there is not enough evidence to show that riding with a helmet actually made the rider safer. Beyond the article, there is some good comments from both sides of the argument at the bottom of the blog post.

Someone pointed out an article on Wikipedia where the pros and cons are laid out. It might be worth investing the time to drink a cup of coffee to try and dig through the issue.

I admit that I don’t always wear a helmet, but I always feel like I should be wearing one.

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