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It is an interesting article and worth the time and thought.  I have read a lot of the linked material over time first and I like how he put this together.  You can click on Helmets in my tags and get a sense of these.  Today, the fact that we make decisions on public policy and relationships based on intuition to be so far beyond a day when we have a discussion.

As I was cycling home the other night I came across a few of my fellow students from … Several of them asked me: Where is your bike helmet?

I get this question a lot. I have made a careful and conscientious choice to not wear a helmet when I’m cycling in urban areas because I strongly believe that it will help improve the overall safety of cycling in the long run.

It’s an unintuitive position to take. People have tried to reason with me that because I’ve spent so much money and time developing my brain, and the cost of an injury would be so devastating, it’s clearly more important to wear a helmet. But if we start looking into the research, there’s a strong argument to be made that wearing a bike helmet may actually increase your risk of injury, and increase the risk of injury of all the cyclists around you.