20 Jul '17, 10pm

Everyone should wear helmets. So why pick on cyclists?

Everyone should wear helmets. So why pick on cyclists?

Everybody apparently has an opinion about bicycle helmets, often drivers of cars yelling out the window “get a helmet” and lazy journalists who might be covering a crash where someone is squished by a cement mixer and will still turn it into a discussion about helmets. I stopped writing about the issue a few years back when my late mom took a spill and hit her head; Now I think everyone should wear a helmet, particularly drivers, who have the most head injuries, and seniors, who fall down a lot. I think of mom and now wear a helmet most of the time (on my bike, not when I am walking). Tom Babin, a Calgary journalist and author who writes about bikes, recently made a video about urban cycling and didn’t wear a helmet, and the reaction was quick: “don't you think wearing a helmet at least for the video would have showed a much better example of responsible bicycle riding?” T...

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