“Hey, put on your helmet,” my 5-year-old tells me every time we ride together in our quiet neighborhood.
I obey, because my loved ones are among the few people who get to tell me to wear a helmet. The State of California is not in that elite group. I don’t want California to pass a mandatory bicycle helmet law for adults.
It’s not that I’m against bicycle helmets. They may save lives, although the data is so complicated on this that I could not say for sure that they do. But the reason I don’t want California to pass a law requiring adults to wear bicycle helmets is a matter of priorities. Continue reading