Australian video on compulsory helmet law

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Australian video on compulsory helmet law

Postby pjclinch » 15 Aug 2017, 4:29pm

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/helmets-should-be-optional-for-cyclists-brisbane-deputy-mayor-insists-again/news-story/b11bd6d94448644c030c8f48aa09e398 is a short newspaper article around a video from Australia addressing the helmet laws there. Looks pretty good to me...

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Re: Australian video on compulsory helmet law

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Aug 2017, 6:23pm

Interesting reference to the fact that helmets are provided free for the City Cycle Bike Scheme

There is a lot of evidence that the schemes relative failure was due to exactly this factor:

Study confirms helmet laws killing Australian bike share

There was a group tried this with Boris Bikes, but they were unable to answer questions such as:

How will you ensure the integrity of the helmet and that it has not been dropped or damaged
Given that poorly fitted helmets increase head injury, how will you ensure an appropriate fit, and are you insured for the eventuality of this happening
How are you going to keep the helmets clean, free of infestation and other unpleasant aspects of multiple use

They eventually agreed that their ideas were flawed and they had not considered the real practicalities and withdrew