(Images: screen captures from ACCC Regulation Impact Statement 2009)
Just for the record again on page 4:
"Nearly one third of all male cyclists...killed in road crashes were not wearing a helmet. Similarly, nearly one third of all female cyclists...killed in road crashes were not wearing a helmet."
This means according to these excitable statistics that:
OVER TWO THIRDS OF MALES CYCLISTS KILLED RIDING BICYCLES WERE WEARING A HELMET AND OVER TWO THIRDS OF FEMALES KILLED RIDING BICYCLES WERE ALSO WEARING A HELMET!
Why are the stats never reported this way round? - it's pretty obvious that they're shouting out 'not wearing a helmet' is a much safer option!
So to all Australian politicians, answer me this:
Why do you let us:
$$$ consume alcohol, and even
$$$ not vaccinate our children ...yet insist that we ride bicycles with helmets on?
They're utterly senseless and we want you to:
$$$ repeal mandatory helmet laws ASAP, and
$$$ tell all helmet-promoters looking to make a quick buck outside the military & oil industries, that the sweaty little helmet laws included in their sweaty little marketing package no longer can apply
Do something we can be proud of just for once...do it soon
Enough is enough