The results from the "Helmet Patrol Program" in Stouffville are in and it seems that many people are full of excuses when it comes to why they aren't wearing a helmet:
It wasn't until a close friend was hit by a car that I started to regularly wear my helmet.
Before he ended up in the hospital I didn't personally know anyone who had been seriously injured on a bicycle. I'd raced throughout high school and had a bike with me during every university move and not a single person I knew had anything more than a few scrapes and bruises after minor falls.
Out of site, out of mind.
However, after witnessing the lengthy recovery my friend went through, although he never suffered a head injury, well, that was enough to get me to start wearing a helmet.
What about you? Do you wear a helmet? Why or why not?