Thursday, March 30, 2006

Safety Tip: Wear a Helmet but distrust your gov't

Products Liability Profs Blog has a post on the new helmet guide |PDF|developed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Is it just me or has the CSPC become a shill for the helmet producers? Only wear helmets for the designated activity?

Is there really that great a difference between a motorcycle helmet and a snowmobile helmet?

Is there that much difference between a bicycle helmet and a skateboarding helmet? I think the vents in the helmets are the biggest difference and that bicycle helmets are one-crash devices.

Personally, I've found that a motorcyle helmet works really well when bicycling in a cold state like Minnesota. The little handout doesn't address at all the issue of going way above the protection guidelines for a sport.

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