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No-one knows if a helmet will reduce the risk of getting hurt

A long article in the June 2013 edition of Bicycling Magazine says that current bicycle helmets haven't been designed to prevent injuries like concussions and other brain injuries. It states that "none of us – not you, not me, not the helmet manufacturers or even the testing agencies – know for certain whether your helmet will prevent you from getting hurt".

The article exposes what are claimed to be serious shortcomings in the design of current bicycle helmets along with the political and commercial interests preventing change. Bicycling Magazine has previously been uncritical of bicycle helmet use, but now says that bicycle helmets are not all they are cracked up to be.

A shortened version of the full article can be found on the magazine's website

Sat 1 Jun 2013

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