I noticed that the European Cyclist Federation is holding its Velo-City conference in Adelaide next year.I think their agenda is pretty clear - the 2012 one in Vancouver seemed to stir up a bit of a…Continue
"And therein lies the rub. For every study which suggests one thing there is another which suggests the other. In the case of the Canadian study cited above it is one of the very few which concludes that helmet laws don’t impact cycling rates.…"
"Ha ha ha. Did you actually read the Canadian report you cite? Did you see their data set? Did you notice any inconsistencies? Was it an observational study? Does observational data agree with it?
Ah, Olivier and Grzebieta, you know, when we used to…"
"Obviously my post was tongue in cheek - but you are kidding if you can't accept that some people don't ride bicycles because of the requirement to wear a helmet - have you ever looked at the number of teenage girls who cycled to school in…"
"So let me get this straight? Two of the three helmeteers (Olivier, Grzebieta (Churches)) have turned the world on its head with their insightful analysis? What passes for research from these guys just takes the cake. Hasn't someone already…"
"Yep, seatbelts and helmets are exactly the same.
- When compulsory wearing of seatbelts was introduced lots of people stopped driving their cars and haven't driven since.
- If you don't have your own seatbelt you can't drive a car
"What has it got to do with me? I ride a bicycle in spite of helmet laws. I use a bicycle for transport in spite of the helmet laws. I am part of the vanishingly small number of adults in Australia who don't cycle purely for recreation, but…"
"@Nick Lothian. Ok, I'm trying to understand your point, but, no, I really can't. Maybe you can join the dots for me.What were the Tkachenkos convicted of in Port Adelaide Magistrates Court? What sort of conviction was this? What was their…"
"Bah. Branson wouldn't be where he is today without knowing what the local rules are. Someone was carrying his helmet. It's nothing more than Branson doing what Branson does best, getting articles about himself in the media."
The other Branson thread seemed to bring out the standard well reasoned discussion. May I suggest a couple of links.Anyhoo, Branson made this remark in his keynote:-I like to keep fit and healthy so I went for a bike ride…See More
"You know I had a quick gander around the interwebs and found the below, wherein even the high priest of the MHL orthodoxy, Tim Churches, admits that yes, cycling in Australia without a helmet is a criminal offence (scroll down the…"
">it's a civil offence just like a parking fine,
Getting legal advice from Internet forums is a mugs game.
Road traffic law is criminal law. If you don't expiate a helmet fine and choose to have the matter heard in court you can be fined…"
"There are plenty of reasons why criminalising the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle without a helmet isn't good public policy. If you are actually interested and if you actually have an open mind then it is a simple matter to find plenty of…"