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Want to Be Hit by a Car While Riding a Bicycle? Wear a Helmet!

To get a greater sense of motorist-bicyclist interactions, a researcher named Dr. Ian Walker put his body on the line and went out on his bicycle, armed with a ultrasound distance meter. […] Having been passed by motorists over 2,500 times and hit twice, he reached an inescapable conclusion: drivers passed closer to a cyclist that was wearing a helmet.

Nobel Intent: Want to be hit by a car while riding a bicycle? Wear a helmet!

[ crossposted to OpenCycleRoute ]

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