Brakes need put on Cycle Helmet Legislation

Proposed legislation to make it illegal to cycle without a helmet was presented to North Down Borough Council for opinion. 

I spoke against this legislation, outlining the following reasons also advocated by Sustrans why the brakes should be put on the Cyclists (Protective Headgear) Bill. 

I stated that the law would deter people from cycling and is a disproportionate response to the relatively low risks of cycling.