scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Bicycle Helmets (was: THE PFD QUESTION)
William Dilla (wdilla@IASTATE.EDU
Sun May 28 2000 - 22:00:25 CDT
Paul Wolf wrote:
>Along those lines, we've added a link from the Cycling Merit Badge
>requirements page, and from the Safety Area Index page on the US
>Scouting Service Project to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute home
Thanks, Paul for sharing the info about the Bicycle Helmet Safety
Institute. Folks on the list might want to pay special attention to the
page on inexpensive helmets http://www.bhsi.org/webdocs/cheapies.htm It
shows that even inexpensive helmets meet the safety standards, in other
words, cost is no excuse for not wearking a helmet! You don't get more
safety for more $$$, just better styling and a bit more comfortable helmet.
On the other hand, those extra $$$ might be worth it if they mean the
difference between a helmet that's worn all the time versus one that's worn
when required (like for a Scout event) then put away to gather dust.