Today I’ve been reading some commentary about Ben’s accident - Peter King on CNNSI, Woj on ESPN, etc. Everyone’s talking about how he should have been wearing a helmet, and I agree that he should have been. However, there is much less talk about whether he should have been riding a bike at all.
It got me to thinking. I assume that riding a bike is more dangerous than driving a car, though I suppose I don’t know that for sure. If it is, then a person takes on additional risk by riding instead of driving. Then they also take on additional risk by going without a helmet rather than wearing one. My question is which of those two additional risks is greater. Probably there are statistics for this, though I haven’t been too successful in finding them.
But say that driving a car involves a risk of 10 riskeroos (:)). Then is riding a bike like 15 and riding helmetless a 30? Or maybe riding is an 18 and helmetless a 20.