Increase safety to promote cycling
Published 16/03/2011 | 05:00
No doubt the new cycle helmet law in Northern Ireland will result in pressure to enact similar legislation here.
Cycling itself is not particularly dangerous; it is motor traffic which is dangerous, but rather than reduce danger from traffic the authorities blame the victims, despite the fact that motorists are deemed responsible for 87pc of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities.
A helmet does not confer invincibility; they are not much help if you are hit at high speed.