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Should the UK make bicycle helmets compulsory?

Should the UK make bicycle helmets compulsory?

Alan DaviesNov 13, 201421 Comments

Australia is well known for its compulsory all-age bicycle helmet law. However there's public pressure in other countries, like the UK, to follow our example and make helmets mandatory

Should the helmet law be repealed to save bikeshare?

Should the helmet law be repealed to save bikeshare?

Alan DaviesNov 28, 201283 Comments

The environmental and health benefits of bikeshare schemes are way too small by themselves to justify repeal of the helmet law. Any debate on changing the law should be evidence-based and inclusive

Do motorists drive closer to cyclists wearing helmets?

Do motorists drive closer to cyclists wearing helmets?

Alan DaviesOct 24, 201233 Comments

Critics of the helmet law say an often-cited UK study found overtaking motorists drive closer to cyclists who wear helmets. But does the study provide convincing evidence of the need for change?

What are the benefits of bicycle helmets?

What are the benefits of bicycle helmets?

Alan DaviesOct 7, 201230 Comments

A new study reports the rate of hospitalisations for cycling-related head injuries in NSW has fallen markedly and consistently since 1990. The authors say it's due to helmets and infrastructure.

Should Freo go helmet-free?

Should Freo go helmet-free?

Alan DaviesMay 16, 201224 Comments

Fremantle City Council is proposing cyclists over 18 years of age have the option of riding 

Did mandatory helmets deter cycling in NSW?

Did mandatory helmets deter cycling in NSW?

Alan DaviesApr 2, 201211 Comments

Do mandatory helmets discourage cycling?

Do mandatory helmets discourage cycling?

Alan DaviesFeb 26, 201226 Comments

A before-and-after study done at the time the mandatory helmet law was introduced in Victoria indicates the often-cited reduction in cycling was largely confined to children

Are helmet laws suppressing cycling?

Alan DaviesDec 13, 201160 Comments

A new Australian study has thrown more fuel on the fiery debate about whether or not bicycle helmets should continue to be mandatory. Its headline claim is 23% of Sydneysiders say the