March Looking Back
There was a time when "helmets required" was controversial. Ten years back to be precise. In March of 2012 after much study, and a member survey, the CRW board approved a policy that mandated helmet use on all CRW rides. Folks are sometimes uncomfortable with restrictions on their lives, but time works wonders and acceptance often follows. We now take helmet use for granted. The full story is in March 2012 WheelPeople. wpp.crw.org/wpp/WPP201203.pdf
80.2% of the 798 members who responded favored a new policy requiring helmet usage on CRW rides. 18.5% favored a policy strongly encouraging helmet use (but not mandating it), and the remaining 1.3% favored alternative policies. This was an overwhelming vote for a helmet requirement.