(Photos: Querida David - "Choice Wheels")
Civil liberties are civil liberties no matter how you look at them!
Hence the commercial practices of helmet promoters should never have been allowed to supersede the rule of law in Australia.
It is not the conflicting evidence of helmets and their properties that is the challenge but our blinkered willingness to ignore the underlying issues surrounding academic & expert evidence, underpinned by a fatuous willingness to acquiesce with dodgy commercial strategies. When these very same promotional tactics were suggested for motorists, they were buried immediately.
Years were spent familiarising us with the notion of safety in bicycle helmets WELL BEFORE legislation was introduced.
Yet how ethically correct was that?
If bicycle helmets were the instant 'protective salvo' so rigorously claimed, why weren't laws enacted the minute this fact was discovered?
Why did governments wait so long to protect us?
Why did governments not see fit to protect motorists too when studies revealed that motorists could also be protected by soft-shell helmets?
Nothing adds up!...everything's confusing!
Notwithstanding it would appear that in view of mandatory bicycle helmet laws, Australian civil liberties have been indefinitely suspended.
REPEAL MANDATORY BICYCLE HELMET LAWS TODAY!