Dr. henry Marsh (pictured), a leading British neurosurgeon, has controversially claimed that cyclists who wear helmets are wasting their time.
He said that many of his patients who have been involved in bike accidents have been wearing helmets that were ‘too flimsy’ to be beneficial.
He cited evidence from the University of Bath that suggests that wearing a helmet may even put cyclists at greater risk. The research showed that drivers get around 3 inches closer to cyclists who wear helmets because they perceive them as safer.
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