- Oct 25, 2006
I agree John. I think a small part of the discrepancy is probably due to the effect that helmet wearing has, producing an increase in risk taking, an effect well researched with other secondary safety equipment like seatbelts.Getting back to your original point, people tend naturally to want to support decisions that they have made. Hence your suggestion above seems the most likely explanation.
The rest which is the majority will be due to exaggeration of the likely outcomes reported. My opening statement regarding recklessness reflected a tongue in cheek acceptance of the likely outcomes reported.