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.

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Always Wear a Bullet-Proof Helmet

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