Thursday, June 17, 2010

Volvo offers free helmets for some European kids

...to protect the kids from Volvos?

Here's the BikeRadar.com piece. Be sure to read the comments.

4 comments:

James Thurber said...

If the helmet is like most Volvo automobiles, it will fail in the middle of a ride . . . headed down the street . . . doing nothing extraordinary.

The bicycle rider will find himself / herself inexplicably driven to use a cell phone while riding.

This helmet will slow the bicycle rider down by at least 6 mph.

Ultimately, it will cause the bicycle rider to hit multitudes of squirrels and other small critters, perhaps even a skunk.

Khal said...

Volvo would make cycling safer if it installed an interlock that would stop the car anytime a cellphone or blackberry transmission signal was detected from the driver's location.

zazenhead said...

Haters! They are trying to do something that provides a social good, more than most people do on the day-to-day. If anything it is creating more awareness for the safety of our youth who have a skewed view of safety and what is cool anyways. Bravo Volvo.

zazenhead said...

Actually Khal you ain't no hater, you're a dang innovator, that is a fantastic idea. Something substantial needs to happen in the whole cellphone related traffic field... Failing to be focused in a world fill of distraction.