[*BCM*] grim scenes saturday... any news?

Brendan Larrabee yoyoboy at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 22:37:22 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Anne Wolfe <goannego at gmail.com> wrote:
"Helmets, like seat belts, are not designed to prevent accidents.

Actually, seat belts *are* designed to prevent accidents.  In the moments
leading up to a crash, typically when the most swerving and avoidance
turning happens, the driver's seat belt keeps them in front of the steering
wheel and allows them to keep steering the car.
see example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDTxRW5sZI&feature=related

Helmets are only beneficial after you crash, which there is no denying that
they occasionally are. Recently I have almost wiped out because one of my
feet slipped off the pedal. granted i probally need new pedals, but if i had
been wearing toeclips or clip in pedals i would never had any problems

my $0.04   ...inflation dont'cha ya know

Brendan Larrabee

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