Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Tylenol Jones, Apr 27, 2015.
Exhibit A. Probably saved her life.
Or don't let a kid that young with no idea of the rules of the road ride in traffic.
holy crap! hopefully she was OK
I would say BOTH you suggestion and a helmet are pretty darn important.
That looks like a moto-cross helmet to me. A regular bike helmet, at least the ones I see around here, wouldn't have helped much.
Yea her face still would have ate the front of the car with a regular helmet.
England? The car is pretty far to the left. No signs or arrows indicating "one way".
Looks like an RV campground. Typically, the speed limit is 5 mph. I guess that's why.
And that dash cam probably saved the drivers life.
Let me add skateboarding to that. My Son was hanging out with a friend who was showing him his longboard and demonstrating it, went down a hill on a paved road, w/o a helmet, and wiped out at the bottom. My Son came tearing back to the house where we were all hanging out while another friend stayed at the scene. I went down tried to keep the (mostly) unconscious boy still until the ambulance arrived. He had significant head trauma and was put into an induced coma for his own benefit. This was last summer and fortunately he pulled thru (it was touch and go, we didn't know if he would make it, had to have part of his skull removed due to swelling), but he's not the same kid and is dealing with a number of psychological problems. Hopefully, he'll regain his full mental/emotional abilities. Scary stuff for sure.
As a parent that clip is about the scariest thing in the world to me.
A friend of mine's dad lost his life in a bicycle accident (with a helmet), and through it I came to learn a lot about bike helmets.
They're rated to protect cranial impact up to 12MPH.
Odd number, you ask?
12MPH is terminal velocity of a human head falling from 6 feet. Stated another way, if you "fall off your bike and your head hits the ground first", the helmet will aid you.
A head-on collision, as in the OP's post, may have an altogether different result...helmet or not. Protection in an accident like that shown is NOT the purpose / intent of a standard bike helmet.
Better to wear one than not? Of course! But to all who "champion the cause", don't expect it to do what you think it will when an accident as in the OP's video occurs.
Watched it for a minute why did the kid keep coming back for more?
We have three and the youngest is a boy and a complete daredevil.
That clip just about stopped my heart.
Because she's a badass. And after the first two or three times, she knew what the outcome would be.
It's possible that the parents are to blame for "allowing" the kid to ride without appropriate knowledge of safety. But, it is equally as likely that the kid didn't listen to proper instruction. Anybody who has kids know they don't always obey what they've been taught.
+1 on helmets
You only need to actually use it once.
+1 What Abstract said...