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Wearing a bike helmet might make you more dangerous

The Guardian: Perhaps safety helmets should carry a health warning. Wearing them, it appears, encourages dangerous risk-taking. In an extraordinary study, Dr Tim Gamble and Dr Ian Walker, from the University of Bath’s department of psychology, have shown that wearing a helmet is likely to increase sensation-seeking and make people More

Why do drivers hate cyclists?

CBC: On last week’s program, we had a conversation about a proposal to license cyclists in Vancouver. That unleashed a torrent of feedback – more than we’ve ever had on a single item, and much of it hostile to cyclists. This week, we asked psychologist Ian Walker why drivers get More