Cyclists protest Australia’s mandatory helmet laws

With the rise in health safety promotion throughout mainstream media, very few Australians pause to question the value of the bicycle helmet. Despite all the evidence, recent protests are demanding that Australia relinquishes its strict laws.

Freestyle Cyclists is a small group that advocates for the lift of helmet laws, insisting that all Australians should have the choice. What fuels their argument however, is the suggestion that these laws could indeed be doing more harm than we realise, discouraging people from cycling to work or indeed at all.

Adam Carey weighs in on this issue for the Age, emphasising that cyclist autonomy aside, the medical importance of protective head-wear should remain Australia’s foremost concern.

Sarah Butler

Read the full article on The Age

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