Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

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Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby anothereye » 17 Sep 2010, 2:06pm


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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby Guy951 » 17 Sep 2010, 2:51pm

Huzzah!

Pass it on to Headway :mrgreen:
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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby reohn2 » 17 Sep 2010, 4:54pm

I completely agree,wearing a helmet should be at the discretion of the cyclist,not the law!
I wonder if this could be the begining of the collapse of helmet legislation in Australia? surely if one person is found not guilty,the rest of people are pardoned,though I don't know how Australian law works :?
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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby snibgo » 17 Sep 2010, 6:12pm

Good news indeed, for those of us on the anti-compulsion side. A more extensive report here: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/heady-freedom ... 13vz2.html

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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby irc » 17 Sep 2010, 6:29pm

Dear oh Dear. In the comments one person suggested wearing helmets because of the danger of poor driving by truckers and the high number of bike lanes in the doorzone. The fact that a helmet won't be much good if a truck hits you and that that a dooring is prevented by correct riding seems to have escaped him or her.
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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby downfader » 19 Sep 2010, 9:32am

Excellant news, perhaps they can now begin focussing on road safety instead of stupid exercises that only risk the person the law targets. :P It should always be about personal choice

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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby Palinurus » 25 Sep 2010, 2:28pm

That is good news. Where now for the helmet law in Australia?

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Re: Australian Wins Helmet Law Case

Postby downfader » 25 Sep 2010, 5:21pm

Palinurus wrote:That is good news. Where now for the helmet law in Australia?


Didnt someone here post that there was going to be a parliamentry debate on it? There are certain ministers said to be trying to look at the options. Sadly I've only heard this as gossip on forums...