(Images: Amsterdamize, Flickr "PS 'helmut' is not a typo, but slang for plastic placebo")
La la la - fingers in eyes, not reading...
...seriously, Britain, don't read The Conversation and don't listen to the latest roll-over by the BMA!
Surely the entire membership base of UK doctors hasn't done a complete turn about too on their prior admirable position?!
I feel I should send a word of warning...
Word of warning; remember that we, Australians, have been the guinea-pigs in an in-depth global observational case study and as such no-one in the world can fail but notice what an unmitigated disaster this legislation has been in terms of public health, traffic congestion, the environment, and unnecessary policing.
In all honesty, no community on this planet can afford the huge drain that bicycle helmet laws have on the public purse. We certainly never could and we still cannot.
So, to all UK doctors as you face the siege of helmet promotion, stay strong, be sceptical, say 'NO' to helmet pushers, and a massive 'NO' to the oil lobby, whose interests it's in to see mandatory helmet laws enacted.