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Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Protection
A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance.
In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike.

In brief: Protection
A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance.
In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
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