Last updateTue, 24 Feb 2015 8am
Date: Feb 24, 2015
The proposed California-wide bicycle helmet law has stirred up a passionate debate on blogs and bike club lists as well as in the media. Unfortunately, many discussions have degraded quickly into name-calling and personal insults–like the oh-so-droll “hard-headed bicyclists” headline several media outlets thought was so clever. Many people also expressed off-the-point misunderstandings of objections to the proposal, and questionable statistics have been endlessly repeated.
But there’s no need to settle the question of whether, in total, a helmet law will make bicycling safer.
What’s at issue is whether it’s a wise idea for the state to pass a law that would require every bicycle rider to wear a helmet.
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Bought the Farm
This term was used during World War 2 whenever a Allied Pilot would have to make a crash landing into a European farm/house. WW2 pilots who did this were actually charged for the damages they caused and actually in a sense:
"bought the farm"