Have a look at this thread:
This thread was a bit of an experiment, put up when the site was young and still finding its way. The idea was to allow the community to vote on various reasons for an against wearing helmets.
I think it was a very worthwhile experiment. However, in my opinion, this question has failed to produce any kind of clarity or consensus as to the issues involved in bicycle helmets. (In particular, the reasons against wearing helmets are under-represented.) It's also more of a discussion than a question-answer page.
What does the community think of this thread? Most importantly:
- Has anyone found it useful?
- Is it a muddled mess?
- What should we do with this question? Close it? Keep it open?
- How can we make this question better?
I'm making this question CW; please add any other questions I've missed.
**Actions taken so far: **
- Gary.Ray's answer is now undeleted--by freiheit. It's a good summary, but doesn't fit with the rest of the thread.