IAM Cycle Helmet Poll

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Stephen Gower, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. The Institute of Advance Motorists has a poll on its website about bicycle
    helmet wearing: http://www.iam.org.uk/iam_polls/

    I thought some people round here might like to fill it in (and might know of
    others who wish to).
    Stephen Gower, Mar 18, 2011
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    Tony Raven Guest


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    Where do I tick for No?

    Tony Raven, Mar 18, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    "Those questions are not leading in any way"

    bugbear, Mar 18, 2011
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    Ian Jackson Guest

    I got that too but it seems to be working now. I found I had to
    allow it to do Javascript.
    Ian Jackson, Mar 18, 2011
  5. I like the one fishing for saved-my-life anecdotes.

    Yehuda Moon's been doing this recently. I admit, I broke the rule never to
    read the comments, to find a commenter whose life has allegedly been saved
    _three times_ by foam hats. I realise the "one in ten has an anecdote but
    only one in every few thousand will die" thing is not something people
    grasp immediately, but really, shouldn't this fellow be asking _why_ they
    are so grossly accident-prone?
    David Damerell, Mar 18, 2011
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    Derek C, Mar 18, 2011
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    RD Guest

    The IAM do not want us to, as their website is down/will not load

    RD, Mar 18, 2011
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    Matt B Guest

    The one with yes/no/don't know as the only options and with no space for
    an anecdote?
    Matt B, Mar 18, 2011
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    Derek C Guest

    Worked OK for me, and I have voted.

    Derek C
    Derek C, Mar 18, 2011
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    Their source text was written by John Franklin. Hence the presence in
    the survey of things like visible road position.

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    Wm... Guest

    Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:41:28

    The link worked for me this morning. Questions seemed fairly well
    balanced in the main considering how biased they could have been; I have
    a vague memory of a previous IAM cycling related poll where the
    questions were so skewed I wasn't happy to complete the form.
    Has anyone here had a read of their "How to be a better cyclist" ?

    The fact that they are leaning away from 4 wheels good, 2 wheels bad,
    suggests, to me, that they view us as a potential market of sorts ... no
    particular harm in that. I can't quite decide if they want motorists
    that cycle to play or if cyclists that don't use 4 wheels are welcome
    too. Why would a 2 wheel only person drift towards the IAM as a natural

    Curious minds: if the "pink pound" represents gay expenditure what is
    the cycling equivalent? "Lubed pound" doesn't seem right, nor does
    "greasy pound"; "healthy pound" and "exercise pound" seem too general,
    "chain pound" sounds like a dog's home or prison. Someone must have a
    better idea!
    Wm..., Mar 19, 2011
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    Andy Morris Guest

    Lycra pound, Spd pound, Pedal Power Pound?
    Andy Morris, Mar 19, 2011
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    Wm... Guest

    Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:55:21 <>
    The PP Pound is sounding good to me (I don't have much lycra (I've
    always thought they suited, ahem, smaller gentlemen) and don't use spd's
    at the moment)
    Wm..., Mar 19, 2011
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    Tony Raven Guest

    So should cyclists be Extra Advanced Motorists who have moved beyond the
    confines of the cage?
    Tony Raven, Mar 19, 2011
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    Owen Dunn Guest

    An anecdote saved my life!

    Owen Dunn, Mar 19, 2011
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    Tim Woodall Guest

    The IAM has long (always?) had a two wheeled section - motorcycles. The
    IAM is a road safety organization which has focussed on training of
    motorists as a way to reduce accidents and deaths.

    While cyclists don't fit into the "motorist" part of their name, there's
    nothing about their goals and rationale that cannot be applied to cycling.

    Tim Woodall, Mar 19, 2011
  17. You insensitive clod!

    with apologies to those for whom this will make no sense
    Matthew Vernon, Mar 19, 2011
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