The other day I decided to buy a cheap mountain bike from K-mart to get around on. When buying the bike the shop assistant said to me "do you want to buy a helmet"? I said no as I never wear them, and he was going on about its against the law not to and you get fined if caught??
Whilst I can see it is safer to wear one, I now look ridicolous riding round my cheap mountain bike with one of these stupid looking helmets - at the end of the day I only pop the shop or the pub to save a taxi on it.
ALSO, I was having a few beers down the pub last night and as I was about to leave, one of the bar staff said to me that I was over the limit and I should leave my bike and collect it in the morning. I thought he was joking at first, but he reckons police over here in South Australia breathalise people on bicycles??!! Whilst I would NEVER drive a car whilst drinking, surely if I pop home on my bike (keeping to the pavement) then Im causing no harm? If I really have to wear a helmet AND cant ride my bike after a few swift beers then I think its a little far fetched dont you?