Comments: Survival of the Fittest?

Ok, the dark clothes at night I completely get, but no helmet? C'mon. Kids rode bikes for years without helmets and the next generation still survived.

Posted by Ted at August 28, 2010 01:24 PM

I know I never wore a helmet as a kid...but neither was I on the road that late at night...with drivers who were on cell phones!

Posted by Mrs. Who at August 28, 2010 03:12 PM

Ted- In the state of Florida it's the law. We have a bicycle helmet law for every child under 16. Add to that they were riding in the dark, at 10PM, it just adds to the potential.

Posted by Bou at August 28, 2010 04:28 PM

Maybe someone had added chlorine to their gene pool, and it was beginning to take effect.

Posted by Angus of Argyle at August 28, 2010 05:05 PM

I regularly see black adults, wearing dark clothes, cycling at night with no lights. You see them more by the sudden dark spot ahead of you than anything else! But they're asking to be hit, and I've heard of cops stopping and ticketing cyclists who don't have proper lights. They're a traffic hazard and make lousy speed bumps.

Posted by George P. at August 29, 2010 09:35 AM

Hey...when I was that age...I didn't need lights, or a mom.

Live and learn.


Posted by Yabu at August 29, 2010 11:30 AM