Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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. 

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