Helmetless riding and MHL change

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Helmetless riding and MHL change

Group for bicycle users who want the option to be able to ride helmet-less without fear of harassment and unfair penalties by the law.
Mandatory bicycle helmet laws are an unjustified attack on rights of bicycle users.

Website: http://www.cycle-helmets.com/
Location: Adelaide
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2014

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For helmetless riders in Adelaide - what is the state of play?

Started by Guy. Last reply by Guy Aug 5, 2014. 2 Replies

I'm new to Adelaide, having moved from Sydney where I routinely ride helmetless. NSW police are fairly lax in enforcing the MHL in Sydney, restricting their enforcement, as far as I can tell, to…Continue

Great article

Started by Edward @bikeadelaide Jan 2, 2014. 0 Replies

This is a great recently published article:http://icycleliverpool.co.uk/2014/01/02/cycle-helmets/In summary,…Continue

Why vote to remove the Mandatory Helmet Law.

Started by stephen. Last reply by stephen Jun 19, 2013. 4 Replies

I helped sign up allot of new members to the LDP recently it was great. The liberal democratic party should be registered in SA within 6 months at this rate. If you want to help or join the LDP it's…Continue

Bring the NT helmet exemption to SA.

Started by stephen. Last reply by stephen Mar 5, 2011. 1 Reply

While not the complete demise of the helmet law which i would prefer to see the NT's adults offroad bicycle helmet exemption is a step in the right direction.Has anyone here visited the NT recently…Continue

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Comment by stephen on August 5, 2014 at 12:57

The velocity 2014 helmet law protest ride was very successful and bought allot of local and international media attention to the issue you can find out more from the freestyle cycling website or just google and you will get many news articles about it - I met many other locals protesting the law and some interstate and overseas conference delegates it was a very nice ride.
There were about 8 bicycle police present "escorting" the ride but they did not interfere with the ride.

http://www.freestylecyclists.org/

http://www.freestylecyclists.org/velo-city-global-conference-adelaide/

Comment by stephen on August 5, 2014 at 12:45

Since the federal election the LDP have seen large increases in the number of fans on their facebook pages resulting from media exposure and advertising.

They have  been posting a number of messages on their Facebook feeds about restoring rider choice which is a very positive move.
LDP's senator in the Federal Senate parliament David Leyonhjelm has also bough it up on several occasions in interviews so we are getting some good support from the LDP (liberal democrats) hope they keep up the good work it is very positive for all bike users.
https://www.facebook.com/LDP.australia

Comment by stephen on September 24, 2013 at 0:26

One small step forward NSW looks on track to elect the first LDP Senator ever.
The Liberal Democrats are opposed to the nanny State and mandatory bicycle helmet law will be on the menu at some stage I am sure about that and glad of it.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/detour...

Comment by stephen on August 30, 2013 at 22:19

I had a call back from Palmer United Party's SA Contact person Andrew Graham whom I had contacted earlier this week to call to question on his initially stated policy of supporting mandatory bicycle helmet laws.

In conversation he was favourable to the idea and reasons for repealing mandatory helmet laws as a more progressive policy and more closely aligned with the party's ideals and promptly updated the page in question.
I directed him to the bicycle NSW page on helmet laws and suggested that that would be a better policy to take
http://bicyclensw.org.au/advocacy/positions/legal/helmets/
I
t shows some common sense to do this and I wish him the best in the election. He will be getting my preferences BEFORE any of the Major partys, I and hope others will vote below the line and do likewise.

It should be stated this was only his personal initial take on the subject and the party being new had not developed any overall policy on this matter previously so hopefully it bodes well to get see this positive change.

Excerpt from the page now reads as follows >>>>
Cycling Research & Policy

- Advocate further research into the benefits of cycling and promote accordingly
- Research into the risks / hazards and use this to create more bike friendly communities and awareness
- Repeal mandatory helmet laws but continue to advocate and promote the wearing of helmets (that comply with Australian Standards).

http://vote4cycling.com.au/policy-search/candidate-information/?pdb=59

Of course there is also the LDP - highly recommended who are running 2 candidates in SA and the Democrats if your in WA.

Comment by rossmg on June 20, 2013 at 23:17

@wujim - why would you come here and gloat? stifling opinion is poor editorial

Comment by Brett on June 18, 2013 at 10:25

Even without MHL laws ,you can still choose to use a helmet or enforce your children to use one, its not like taking away helmets all together ,but not branding you a criminal if you ride without one.

helmets do have a place in cycling, maybe a under 18 law even?

Comment by rossmg on June 17, 2013 at 20:56

MHL discussion gagged! - BAH!!

Comment by stephen on May 9, 2013 at 22:43

The only ones at any risk here would have been the extremist bicycle helmet law supporters having a heart attack after seeing Sir Richard Branson riding a bicycle without a helmet.

http://www.news.com.au/business/adelaide-police-stop-billionaire-ri...

It's time to end this bullying law and restore freedom of choice.

Comment by stephen on March 29, 2013 at 19:37

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/16404531/planners-wan...
"planners Emmerson Richardson and Kevan Weaver said despite more people turning to bike riding recently, the rate of cycling trips in Perth was still less than before helmets became compulsory in 1992."

Comment by stephen on October 30, 2012 at 22:29

Well since no one objects i changed settings so people can now join with no need to request.

Lets see how this goes for a while.

 
 
 

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