Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bike helmet law destroys healthy transport

(Anywhere else but Australia - Hakuba, Japan actually)

Less than a week to my District Court matter (March 3, Monday ... eek!) and I can't help but ruminate on how Australian bike helmet laws have played absolutely no part in a sensible transport plan.

In fact if you ask me, our bike helmet laws have been no more than a declaration of bicycle bankruptcy whereby apart from helmet manufacturers and standard keepers no-one in our nation gained any benefit whatsoever.

And as far as I can see, all we really achieved by introducing the world's first bicycle helmet law, was a 'systematic gutting' of Australian cycling as we once knew it ...

... today Down Under, women, children, babies pretty much all gone from our roads on their bicycles ...

... good one, Australia