human909 wrote:jules21 wrote:human909 wrote:"Bad behaviour"? Is it now bad behaviour for children to ride without a helmet? Most of my childhood consisted of riding around the neighbourhood without helmets.
harking back to the 'good ol' days' isn't very convincing human.
So are kids less coordinated these days? Are they worse cyclists now? Are the roads harder?
the traffic is certainly worse. but the main difference is the change in societal acceptance of what is "safe".
drink driving and the utter carnage wreaked when it was socially acceptable was something "people did back in the old days and i can't think of anyone i know today who was killed doing that" - is that OK too?