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01 June 2006

2nd June - Bicycle Helmet Laws


Somewhat controversial topic this one... I tend to think that if you want to wear a bicycle helmet then by all means wear one... however, helmets are really there to mask the bigger elephant in the room... namely cars and their poor or speeding drivers.

This week, I spoke to Dorothy Robinson a senior Statistician at the Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation about some research she's conducted regarding the other side effects of legally enforsed helmet wearing laws. Her research makes interesting reading... The most provocative finding is that if bicycle helmets supposedly save the tax payers money, then motorists should also wear helmets given the number of critical head injuries they suffer far and away outweighs bicycle riders!

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3 Comments:

  • At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    interesting perspective Jo... maybe those Europeans aren't so reckless...does that make us paranoid scaredy cats?

     
  • At 7:08 PM, Anonymous peter allen said…

    the photo shows what an ass the law is. the child is complying with all relevant legislation, pity the law doesn`t embody any commonsense.

     
  • At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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