I don't think I've seen a kid riding a bike w/o a helmet.
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8/17/07 at 4:19pm
Statistically, though, there's more justific'n for having them wear the helmet in the car than on the bike.
I wonder if that's really true. When you look at crash test footage, what strikes me is head excursion. When the child is in a 5 point harness, it doesn't look like the head is actually striking anything. The kid gets thrown around, and there is obviously stress to/damage to the spine and neck, but you don't see the head smashing up against things the way it would in, say, a bike wreck.
If the kid is in a backless booster in a side impact collision, of course, the head is going to smash against the interior of the car. But in a 5 point harness in a seat with TSIP? I don't think it's that much of an issue. I don't know, but from the videos, that's what it looks like.