Wear a Helmet!
10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Excuses for Not Wearing a Helmet!
- They're too heavy!
Not anymore. Today's bicycle helmets only weigh about a half a pound.
- I don't need one if I don't ride fast.
Get this... Even if you were just sitting on your bike talking to friends and you fell and hit your head, your brain could be seriously damaged--- Ouch!
- They're too expensive.
Some helmets cost as little as $20, which is a lot less than the thousands of dollars you'd pay for a visit to the emergency room!
- A helmet will mess up my hair.
Okay, true. But a crash without a helmet can really mess up your head. Your choice: a bad hair day or a bad head life?
- I'll look like a geek.
Wrong. You'll look like a real bicylists, and car drivers will probably respect you more and give you more room on the road because of it.
- They're too hot.
Because they're so light and have lots of openings for air to pass through, helmets aren't any hotter than having your head exposed to the sun while riding.
- I don't need one if I don't ride on busy roads.
Not true. Cars are involved in only 10% of bike-related injuries. Falls are a much bigger problem, and they can happen on any road or path.
- I never fall off my bike.
Maybe not yet, but everybody falls sometime, and it only takes once to do permanent danage.
- They're funny looking.
Helmets today come in lots of cool colors and designs. Find one you like so you'll wear it.
- None of my friends wear one.
Maybe they don't yet know the reasons why a helmet is important. Show them this page and then purchase your helmets together as a group.
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