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Utter nonsense - and a disservice to motorcyclists

I'm all for personal freedom, including the right not to wear a helmet if you choose not too. But telling somebody that wearing a helmet increases your chances of suffering a severe injury is worse than just plain lying.

Every - and I mean every - scientifically valid study ever performed shows that wearing a helmet greatly reduces your chances of suffering a severe head injury (skull fracture, concussion, etc.) should you be in an accident. There are certain instances where the added mass of a helmet could increase the severity of some type of injuries, but such instances are so rare as to be statistically insignificant. Check out the widely respected Harry Hurt (really his real name) study for more information.
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