Red Brick Daily

Research by the Taipei Medical University’s Health Policy and Care Research Center suggests people who do not wear a helmet when riding a bicycle are 2.4 times more likely to be seriously injured in a traffic accident than people who wear a helmet.

Further research will likely also shed light on whether riding a bicycle with one’s eyes open is verifiably safer than doing so with one’s eyes shut.

 

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Public bicycle sharing systems are now found across Taiwan — more info on Kaohsiung’s bike rental network here: http://www.c-bike.com.tw/english/

As cycling becomes more popular, unsurprisingly, bicycle traffic accident reports have increased from over 7,200 in 2005 to just under 15,000 in 2013.

An average of 260 to 300 people die in bicycle accidents each year, local research shows, which is kind of a lot

So open your eyes and strap on a helmet … ever dropped a watermelon? – Yeah, that’s what your helmet-less head looks like after a serious cycling crash.

Not worth it.

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