Many cyclists oppose helmet laws. I am certainly one. Without going into the whole debate here, I just don’t like the “gummint” telling me what type of HAT to wear when I chose to become a legitimate user of the public roadways. No one tells a motorist that she/he has to wear a Kevlar suit or a helmet and there are 30,000+ motorists and passengers killed each year and far less than 1000 cyclists.
Here’s a cartoon from Yehuda Moon which gives one perspective…
I love that line – It’s a CAR problem… why make cyclists fix it with a Styrofoam hat???
The Bike Lawyer