Not only do mandatory helmet laws infantilise us by removing our personal autonomy, but they simultaneously signal an accelerating trend towards to increased 'state' powers. Regulation 256 clearly increases the possiblitiy of random interference with our human rights, and blatantly contributes to conflicting, confusing and fragmented notions of cycling safety.
Unquestionably our civil liberties have been diminished to foster a commercial climate in order to maximise profits.
Why are we denied the freedom to choose whether to wear a helmet or not and why is the freedom to choose such a challenge for our governments to embrace?
LITFL Review 237
6 hours ago