Saturday 25 November 2017

No study to back up bicycle helmet claims

Your recent article entitled "Helmets halve risks of fatality" (Irish Independent, March 29) is inaccurate. There is no published study that makes this claim about bicycle helmets.

On a related theme, I am disappointed that the RSA has chosen not to put at the top of their cyclist safety tips -- in flashing red letters -- the advice not to pass large vehicles on the inside at junctions. They mention it, but it is very near the end of their list.

Since this is the cause of 70pc of urban cyclist deaths, it should be given top priority.

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