Economic History

An Unintended Consequence of Football Helmets

everyday economics and safety regulation
  1. Julian Foster says:

    I remember a story a few years ago about the number of helmeted bikers injured in bike lanes being greater than the number of bare-headed riders. They found that drivers drove closer to helmet-wearing riders, feeling the riders were protected, so no need to worry about their safety. However, drivers tended to swerve away from riders without helmets. Sounds like the Peltzman Effect to me!

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