Originally Posted by Valiente
... I started wearing bike helmets in the '80s as a bike courier, because I saw what happened when you failed to die after being slammed into a pole or a mailbox: a new hat size, lots of shouting and a career in basket weaving and wallet-sewing.
What convinced me a long time ago to wear one on a motor cycle were the wise words of an ambulance driver:-
"Look, the chin strap makes it a lot easier for me to pick your head out of the ditch".