I thought I was being safe!

from the BBC – 10 ways to rediscover the joy of motoring

An experiment conducted in the UK discovered that drivers gave far more space to cyclists that did not wear helmets, than those who did.

The researchers concluded this was because motorists interpreted the helmet as a symbol of a more predictable and sensible cyclist, one less likely to veer into their path.

I’m still going to wear my helmet, I just need a way to look less sensible to traffic trying to overtake.

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