To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets

On the other hand, many researchers say, if you force or pressure people to wear helmets, you discourage them from riding bicycles. That means more obesity, heart disease and diabetes. 

America is right on most things but too obsessive on others.  Riding with a bike helmet is one of those obsessions.  

Let’s abolish the rule so ordinary people will become more interested in riding.  The real danger is in inactivity. 

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.