Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
And cars have seatbelts and (usually) airbags these days, so the helmets while driving argument is obsolete.
People die every day from head injuries in cars regardless if air bags go off or not. Especially people in the back seat where there is no air bag protection. If we are going to be consistent and if our main objective is to reduce head injuries then we need to mandate helmets in cars and in hundreds of other daily life activities.
Basketball is a perfect example. Look a how many players have come crashing down to the floor and had severe head injuries. Just this past year a Southern Indiana University basketball player died from hitting his head on the floor. If he had been wearing a helmet he would be alive today. So again lets be consistent and if we are going require pitchers to wear helmets then basketball players should be forced to likewise.
Now this event is tragic of course but we could just realize that with living life comes the possibility of injury or death. Or we could just mandate that helmets be worn outside the home or even in the home should any type of activity be engaged in that might cause harm to someone.