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“The Government does not have any plans to introduce mandatory helmet laws for pedal cyclists”

Posted by chdot on March 14, 2008

That’s the official response from the Prime Minister to an online petition – “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to oppose the introduction of any mandatory helmet laws for pedal cyclists.”

It also says: “The DfT is planning to commission a new research project on cyclists’ road safety soon. This will include an updated review of cycle helmet effectiveness,” and finally concludes: “However, the Government believes it would be irresponsible not to promote a product that can reduce injuries and continues to promote helmet wearing on a voluntary basis, especially by children.”

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3 Responses to ““The Government does not have any plans to introduce mandatory helmet laws for pedal cyclists””

  1. Lee said

    If drivers looked out, we wouldn’t need helmets anyway.

    http://dothetest.co.uk/

  2. Lee said

    If people looked out, we wouldn’t need helmets anyway:

    http://dothetest.co.uk/

  3. Mouse said

    What I dont understand is why car users dont wear helmets. I was recently told they are more likely to have head injuries than cyclists….

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