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!