Frocks and helmets

We got on the TV recently – silly season coverage, but an important issue: reviewing the “compulsory helmets” law.

In case it’s not clear what Frocks On Bikes thinks about helmets – here’s our stance!

We support the sensible and well-researched position on helmets that the Cycle Advocates’ Network holds.

In essence – the current compulsion to wear helmets is turning many people off cycling, while not appreciably improving cycling safety overall and having other negative side-effects.  It’s time New Zealand reviewed the law  – taking account of how more people, cycling in everyday life, can make us and our cities better off.

See the press release below –  check out the links to some really eye-opening research!

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