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
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
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?
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.
Alan DaviesMay 16, 201224 Comments
Fremantle City Council is proposing cyclists over 18 years of age have the option of riding
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