Cycling Around The World

Dale Campbell - Bent Fork Editor

University Researchers Propose Repealing Australia Law on Bicycle Helmets
Two Sydney University researchers have proposed repealing a 20-year old law making it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet. Results of their research indicate no significant change in head injuries since the passage of the law. New Zealand has been the only other country to follow the Australian model of the law. Contrary to the researchers findings, the New South Wales Australia state cycling body – Bike NSW - doesn’t believe the study recommendations are supportable, citing the research didn’t include cyclists not going to hospital whose helmets saved them from a head injury. Further details can be found in the Sydney Morning Herald at http://www.smh.com.au/national/call-to-repeal-law-on-bicycle-helmets-20100815-12573.html
 

Bent Fork Chronicles - Vol 3 Issue 5 October 2010

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