(Clipping from Saturday's SMH)
The discussion develops as mainstream media continue to provide a much needed platform for the bicycle helmet laws debate.
After 19 years of draconian legislation, the wider community is now considering the proposition that if helmet laws had been successful there ought to have been a decrease in injuries - yet only cycling has decreased.
Surely the evident 'sedentary trending' of Australians delineates a far greater risk than the supposed risk of riding a bicycle without a helmet?
At the risk of sounding repetetive, cycling is NOT dangerous:
* driving is!
* obesity is!
* smoking is!
...but cycling is not!!!
Helmet laws are unnecessary - let's repeal them!
Opening statement to Senate Aged Care Inquiry
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