Comment 117073

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted March 19, 2016 at 23:11:39

What not to bring: please leave at home body armour, helmets or anything else that makes cycling look weird or dangerous.

Does this make biking look weird or dangerous?

The way something "looks" is subjective. If you're trying to foist some idea that wearing a helmet when biking is weird, then you're on the wrong side of the argument. Let's look at what someone like the Hamilton Police Service says about bike helmets:

It is absolutely crucial to wear a helmet. A serious head injury may cause loss of cognitive or mental capacity.

All cyclists under the age of eighteen years are required by law to wear a helmet while riding or operating a bicycle.

When putting on a helmet, level it over your forehead and adjust the chin strap to fit snugly and comfortably. It should protect the forehead without slipping.

Helmets should comply with CSA safety standards. The following standards are acceptable: CPSC, ASTM, ANSI, Snell, BS and the AS although some regulations may be out of date.

Comment edited by DowntownInHamilton on 2016-03-19 23:15:11

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