david bennett: cycle helmets are a no-brainer
One is wearing a bicycle helmet and the other is wearing a baseball cap.
The test object was asked to blow the balloon and for reasons that I couldn\'t understand, they were given more points for each inflation, but if the balloon broke they would lose points.
The study found that subjects with bicycle helmets were more likely to take risks and most likely to inflate balloons.
The people who conducted the test claimed that their research questioned the effectiveness of certain safety advice and the wisdom of wearing a bicycle helmet.
Personally, I would question the authenticity of these tests, but when scholars continue to ask why countries like New Zealand implemented mandatory bike helmets in 1993, then I really have a problem.
There must be a problem with the University of Bath, wondering what programs will be given to students next if this is all they can think.
Although our company does not produce bicycle helmets now, we have been working on bicycle safety since the first New Zealand bicycle helmet standard was released on 1986.
In my opinion, implementing a forced helmet
Wearing is one of many successful road safety measures that reduce the number of road deaths and injuries.
We started making bike helmets in 1986, until we stopped producing about 2003 helmets, we produced more than 1 million helmets, we received letters from all over the world, one of our helmets saved their lives.
Incredibly, in their 1980 s, 33 people die each year on bicycles and more than 1000 are injured each year.
By contrast, the death toll last year was 10-
Or bad enough.
The number of injured fell to 731.
When six people die, the lowest number of deaths is 2003 in the year, but if we look at the annual statistics, there is a clear trend that the effect of wearing a bicycle helmet is very beneficial.
One could say that one explanation for the decrease in the number of deaths is that there are fewer and fewer young people going to school by bike --
Much less than I did.
However, on the other hand, many people ride bicycles for entertainment, and there are a large number of competitive sports cyclists wearing helmets.
Even the Tour de France now needs a helmet.
At the end of 1980, Rebecca Oaten, north of Palmerston, began visiting schools, encouraging young people to wear bike helmets as her son Aaron fell from his bike and was seriously injured.
A group of people who like it
Thoughtful people join her and form a \"protect brain trust\" that our company helps us by providing standards --
The school council can sell certified bike helmets for $30.
The project was very successful, overcoming the initial reluctance of some bike shop retailers to sell helmets.
This also led the government to force helmets by the end of 1993.
It was a crazy production year for us, but we are all very grateful to Rebecca for the safety campaign.
Personally, as part of reducing the death and injury caused by this pleasant pastime, I am very satisfied.
Some suggestions for those who are looking at bike helmets now.
Bike helmets should be replaced every five years as polystyrene liners become more difficult as they grow older and may provide less impact protection.
I still see that the helmet we made more than 20 years ago is in use, which has something to do with me.
When buying a helmet, be sure to look for a reliable standard label inside.
In my opinion, the CE label is not a reliable standard as there is no batch control or testing of the helmet immediately after production.
The AS/NZS 2063 is the best and most reliable standard label.
Because, while these helmets may be manufactured in Asia, there will be batch control, regular testing and audited manufacturing processes.
Finally, make sure the helmet is adjusted correctly.
I often see that wearing a helmet on the head can be a fashion statement.
You \'d better not wear it because it\'s the front and temple area that needs protection most.
Adjust the chin and nape straps up to ensure the helmet is firmly in place. -
David Bennett is the executive chairman of Pacific Security International.