Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

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Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:16 pm

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/bid-to-make-bike-helmets-compulsory-14913087.html

A £50 penalty may have to be paid by parents of young cyclists in Northern Ireland who do not wear safety headgear, it has been revealed.
Helmets would become compulsory for all if politicians go ahead with the proposals.
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby ni78ck » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:19 pm

great idea
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby The Womble » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:21 pm

...wait for it
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Missy24 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:51 pm

Arghhhhhhh
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:06 pm

Missy24 wrote:Arghhhhhhh

:lol:

Just coz we didn't already have enough helmet threads :roll:

Anyway, this was my first one!
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby The Womble » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:08 pm

LMAO
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Baldy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:11 pm

Missy

This debate is best summed up in a song.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzN1z5in ... re=related

Ignore the Frank effect at your own peril :wink:
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:51 pm

What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:56 pm

mikesbytes wrote:What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?

Dunno.

What advice would you give the pollys who are considering the mandatory helmet laws?

I was thinking that a warning that it would generate a lot of helmet threads on cycling forums would be appropriate. They should know what they are in for... :roll:
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby The Womble » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:22 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?

Dunno.

What advice would you give the pollys who are considering the mandatory helmet laws?

I was thinking that a warning that it would generate a lot of helmet threads on cycling forums would be appropriate. They should know what they are in for... :roll:

Id suggest they start a new thread :|
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:24 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?

Dunno.

What advice would you give the pollys who are considering the mandatory helmet laws?

I was thinking that a warning that it would generate a lot of helmet threads on cycling forums would be appropriate. They should know what they are in for... :roll:


Suggest they ban cars
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby sogood » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:14 pm

mikesbytes wrote:What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?

Did I contribute to that one? 8)
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby trailgumby » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:19 pm

ni78ck wrote:great idea

... if you want to be able to characterise cycling as dangerous, and reduce the uptake of cycling in the long term - with the inevitable impact of higher levels of obesity and degradation of community health.

For him with a hammer, every problem is a nail. In the case of pollies, the hammer is the passing of laws. While I think everyone should wear helmets, it should be voluntary.

I'm with Mike. They should ban cars. Or at least force drivers to wear helmets too. More drivers suffer head injuries than cyclists by some margin I reckon.
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:36 pm

sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:What happened to that 1000 post helmet thread?

Did I contribute to that one? 8)

Don't know, I was busy with Link the Photos
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Well if it goes ahead, let's just hope that research will be funded to prove or disprove the merits of such legislation.

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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Missy24 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:59 pm

Baldy wrote:Missy

This debate is best summed up in a song.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzN1z5in ... re=related

Ignore the Frank effect at your own peril :wink:

How awesome was that Video :?
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Baldy » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:17 pm

Yeah exactly :? Im confused too. I cant decide what is more awesome....the helmet debate or Johnny T's hair 8)
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:39 am

I'm opposed to mandatory helmet laws, however whilst it is still legislation in Australia, I'll be a law-abiding citizen and wear mine.
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby The Womble » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:34 am

hartleymartin wrote:I'm opposed to mandatory helmet laws, however whilst it is still legislation in Australia, I'll be a law-abiding citizen and wear mine.

Well done. Youve ruined this thread with a serious post :|
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby Missy24 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:10 am

hartleymartin wrote:I'm opposed to mandatory helmet laws, however whilst it is still legislation in Australia, I'll be a law-abiding citizen and wear mine.

Fail
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:54 am

The way that pedestrians jwalk in Sydney CBD, they should make helmets compulsory for them
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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:01 am

Baldy wrote:Missy

This debate is best summed up in a song.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzN1z5in ... re=related

Ignore the Frank effect at your own peril :wink:


That video was a complete pile of crap, watch this one instead

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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby trailgumby » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:58 pm

The helmet didn't help that guy much at the end :wink:

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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:30 pm

trailgumby wrote:The helmet didn't help that guy much at the end :wink:

Runs and hides


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Re: Bid to make bike helmets compulsory

Postby martinjs » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:19 pm

trailgumby wrote:The helmet didn't help that guy much at the end :wink:

Runs and hides


Not convinced he was hurt, no blood on the pick. :lol:

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