Cartoon Tuesday: Warsaw Police Encourage Helmets and Sobriety

In lieu of being able to break your fall with a thought bubble, Warsaw, Poland, police are encouraging cyclists to wear helmets.  Although strapping up your head in styrofoam is a great idea, I think if I were riding in Warsaw, I’d be more concerned about having a second beer at the pub and ending up in prison for two years for riding under the influence.

  • I recently purchased directional turn signals for my bike and the 1st day I used them they saved my life at an intersection where a truck was making a right turn.
    It’s a no brainer. I purchased mine at http://www.safetybikesignals.com.
    I just can’t understand why more riders do not have these on their bike. Do You?

  • Why is the poster in English? Just curious – has English taken over Poland? 🙂

  • Pat

    The message I get from this is do not ride your bike into the side of a car.

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