Dr Richard Harvey, Coopers Shoot
Could anyone please explain why cyclists in the Byron Shire do not have to wear helmets or have bells on their bikes?
I have lived in the northern rivers for over 40 years and been a keen cyclist, even on our terrible roads. But it seems neither the police nor the local councils are willing to enforce the law.
Are we afraid (or just don’t care ) that we may offend the tourists? On-the-spot fines could raise a lot of revenue.
They don’t miss us if we forget our seatbelts… what about cyclists’ head protection?