This week on BikeLove I talk to Sue Abbott, a wonderful woman from Scone who is making headlines within the cycling community. She’s refusing to wear a bicycle helmet! And what’s more, she’s taking her no-helmet-fine to court.
Typically, it is compulsory helmet law is an issue which is very emotionally charged. But, there are two stark facts which I find interesting.
- Australia is one of only a handful of countries that made the helmet compulsory.
- The countries with lowest number of injuries (per km cycled) have not made helmets compulsory.
This is a topic I want to explore more fully on BikeLove in another show