To Helmet, or Not to Helmet

That is the question being debated among cyclists as a growing anti-helmet movement becomes more vocal.

Elly Blue at Grist takes a look at both sides of the controversy:

"The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute promotes bicycle helmets with a drab, authoritative-looking deluge of information. Excerpts from statistical analyses sit alongside hairstyle advice; wrenching stories of injury and loss are featured near a handy guide for drafting a mandatory helmet law for your municipality."

"On the other side, an equally confounded mix of science, propaganda, and cherry-picked news stories can be found at the Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation's website."

Full Story: Helmet Wars: A gripping account of the great bicycle helmet campaigns

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