Survey of UK physicians shows them against mandatory bicycle helmet laws.

Reasons for their attitude very, however 2/3s do not support a mandatory law.

See: Doctors Against Helmet Laws
 
The survey was conducted by the British Medical Journal. The reasons given by the physicians as reported include:

· the research on helmets reducing the risk of head injury is too inconclusive to support a new law
· Bath study showing drivers drive closer to helmeted cyclists.
· Helmets would reduce interest in cycling which is a healthy activity

I found several of their reasons interesting. The most important one is that cycling as an activity is better for the greater part of the population as a fitness activity than the issue of head injuries in cycling.

So?

Wear a helmet. But don’t kill cycling by making it a law.

What do you think? Leave a comment.

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