Not all advocacy organizations support the helmet or at least mandatory laws to require the helmet. Apparently finding most of its members typically wore a helmet when riding a bike, this Portland advocacy group has dropped formal opposition to mandatory laws.
Seems to be a national antipathy to any regulation these days. If you are stupid enough to ride without a helmet, then you should be willing to take the consequences. The government should not be expected to save us from ourselves.
It is a line of thought the produces some logical difficulties for most of us.
At least this group will no longer actively oppose mandatory helmet laws. –Corrie
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance announced Friday that it will no longer actively oppose mandatory bike helmet laws after a poll of members showed nearly 80 percent wear protective headgear every time they ride.