... bicycle helmet laws are bad for my health - & yours too!
I have no thoughts as to how you should proceed as I am also ill-equipped and I have a temper that can get the best of me.I did want you to see this article that I found just today.This man was tragically killed by a drunk driver while out riding, 6 miles from home. He had an excellent blog that his friend keeps up and running for him now that he is gone.He was against mandatory helmet laws but was not against anyone wearing a helmet. He was for individual choice and I think that's the more intelligent approach.http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/advocacy/mhls.htmI am in Ontario, Canada, where we do not have helmet laws for anyone older than 16, which is a blessing.I recently took mine off after seeing Mike's video of you and reading both his and your blogs. I felt like a kid again.I ride at night to get home from work and I might limit my helmet wearing to those times.Not sure yet.Best of Luck to you, Sue! I hope you achieve your right to go helmet free!
Try the "Parliamentary Secretary" they are usually used as a first port of call for ministers
Thanks, Fitcetera, for your kind wishes - unhelmeted cycling is certainly rejuvenating!!!!! Nothing like it!Thanks too, Andrew, for your advice but this guy must have so many. I think I've spoken to a different one every time - or maybe they haven't been the Parliamentary Secretary, and just the underlings!!!OK so once I've rung his purported direct number should I be asking "hello! please may I speak to Minister David Borger's Parliamentary Secretary?" Eureka! maybe that's it!!!! I'll keep you posted!
Write an email, and send it every morning.If you feel like it, write a ton of your letters, and post one every morning....Good luck, however you decide to do it.
Keep at it Sue, don't give up, you are doing good work and I am sure it will pay off in the end!
Erin, I like it!!! great ideas& Kim, thanks for your encouragement - sometimes I feel like I'm bashing my head against a brick wall, but like the baby turtles compelled to make the trek to the sea - c'est moi aussi!!!!
c) Sept 2010 Letter to NSW Minister for Roads
d) Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users 2010