Whatever your personal stance is on helmet use, when you look at the evidence it’s clear there’s little to support that bike helmets offer anything more than psychological protection. Having said that, I generally use mine. But sometimes I don’t and I want that choice to be mine. Here’s one of the best posts I’ve seen discussing the contradictory research evidence on the topic.
Despite the lack of evidence supporting helmet use, the state of Maryland is considering passing a mandatory helmet law. If you’d like to express opposition to this legislation WABA has created an easy way to do so here.