Robin Harrison, Binna Burra
Dr Richard Harvey might like to do a little research on the usefulness or not of bicycle helmets. There’s plenty of data since most of the rest of the world doesn’t have compulsory helmet laws and for very good reason. They make little or no difference to bicycle safety.
What is affected is bicycle usage. When these overly protective laws were enacted bicycle usage halved overnight. There’s long been a suspicion amongst cyclists that there’s a concerted anti-cyclist effort by those with a vested interest in us paying through the nose to move from point A to point B.
We’ve already had more than enough deaths of cyclists in this area, all wearing helmets. Just because it’s a law doesn’t make it a good law.