Mon, 23 May 2016 10:55:51 +0200
> I think that is a very dependent on what > streets. Here I see folks who are out every > morning on the bike. Down to the market for > the day's food, maybe a bit of a natter with > old friends, and home again. I think it is a safe bet that traffic is more ordered in Sweden [than in Thailand] and with less vehicles on almost any given street. On the other hand, there is no ice and snow on the streets in the winters in the Southeast, and many crashes here happen that way: people don't use studded tires, and when they turn, for example in a roundabout, they slip and start to glide... > After all, they have been doing it for years > and their parents likely did it too. > "Dangerous? You've got to be kidding". So have many others, but that doesn't make it less dangerous, but more, because that will increase the volume of it, and it will mean you do it in all mental and physical states, perhaps when intoxicated, exhausted, emotionally upset, very hungry or thirsty, etc. Also consider those situations happens to other riders and drivers as well! Just to wake up, everything is OK, ride to the shop and buy milk, of course that is not dangerous! But go by bike a lifetime you would have a hard time determine when everything is OK and when there is a situation, so the safe bet is to always use a helmet!
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