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Risk compensation theory should be subject to systematic reviews of the scientific evidence
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    Re: Response to Busted flush

    eLetter from Editor
    In a spirit of open access I agreed to post the letter from Richard Burton but cannot permit it to pass without comment. Though it is somewhat difficult to do so because it is not always clear what Burton means, it is evident that either he does not understand what peer review means or has distorted the meaning.

    The reference to the Thompson and Rivara articles on helmet...

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    Busted flush

    Dear Editor

    Thompsons and Rivara have published a number of articles in scientific journals. Most, if not all of these purport to show that cycle helmets are extraordinarily effective, against whole-population robust research. Many of them have been peer reviewed and found to be worthless e.g. their claim that cycle helmets prevented 85% of injuries and deaths, based on the fact that helmeted cyclists riding in pa...

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    Risk compensation

    Dear Editor

    I would suggest that if there is a risk compensation affect with respect to bicycle helmets it would be very short lived. As any cyclist knows even with a helmet it still hurts like hell when you fall off!

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