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Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet — Howie Chong : Howie Chong do adults need a bike helmet


NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Most parents know children are required to wear bicycle helmets, but many adults never think to put one on themselves.

This morning I hopped on my town bike, a Schwinn Tornado, and cruised 10 minutes to the coffee shop. I did not wear a helmet. I sipped.

Bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers make cyclists feel safer, but Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have helmet use laws .