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Friday, 28 December, 2007

Wearing helmets may be dangerous!

Wearing helmets may be dangerous!

For a while now, wearing helmets has been made compulsory for two-wheeler riders in Chennai. Is this necessarily such a great idea to improve safety?

Perhaps not, says Ian Walker, a psychologist at the University of Bath in England. Apparently, cars, trucks, etc. tend to come much closer to a two-wheeler rider wearing a helmet than to one without a helmet, thus offsetting any additional safety that you may get by wearing a helmet!

Read on to get further details: