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Cycle helmets: Should we follow in Australia’s footsteps?

Cycle helmets: Should we follow in Australia’s footsteps?

The subject of cycle helmets has been one attracting much discussion over the last decade, this year a new study has found that wearing a helmet reduces a cyclist’s chance of a serious head injury by nearly 70%, in the event of a collision.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia reviewed 64,000 injured cyclist cases worldwide and found that cyclists wearing a helmet reduced the chances of:

·      a head injury by 50%

·      a serious head injury by 69%

·      a fatal head injury by 65%

·      injuries to the face by 33%

Currently, in the UK there is much debate over whether or not cycle helmets should be made mandatory. At present, there is no law which requires people to wear them them, but in some other countries, including Australia, it is a legal requirement. Should we follow in Australia’s footsteps and make cycle helmets a legal requirement? Have your say on our Road Safety Community.

19 October 2016

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