ive read some of these articles as well, and of course there is no evidence either way. no two crashes are exactly the same, it would be impossible to duplicate every single situation that one could fall from a bike to conclude either way. i think if there is a possibility of me walking away sore and really bruised versus maybe some type of fracture. well id rather go the safer route. im also gonna check out a neck brace too. i got enough injuries as it is im dealing with.