Reported headline below.
Mandatory helmet laws continue to divide cyclists, survey finds
Damian McIntyre, ABC wrote:Almost 60 per cent of cyclists believe they should be able to ride without a helmet if they want to, according to a new survey, but a crash survivor says he would be dead if he was not wearing one when he came off.
The online survey, run by the Bicycle Network, Australia's largest bike-riding organisation also found that if current mandatory helmet laws changed to allow Australians to ride a bike without one, more than 30 per cent of people would ride a bike more often.
42 per cent believed bicycle helmets should be mandatory at all times and in all scenarios
58.3 per cent want a change to helmet laws
41 per cent believe helmets should only be mandatory when they assessed the risk to be high
30.4 per cent would ride more if helmets were not mandatory
Bicycle Network chief executive Craig Richards said the results of the survey, which was completed by nearly 20,000 people, would help the organisation evaluate its position on helmets.
For "balance" there's an the usual "OMG I would have died". Comments are similar, with the odd bit of sanity.
As is typical, the ABC chose to only show images of MAMILs. (This is a standard approach - look at the image leading this article on The ABC vs the original on The Conversation )
Pro/anti MHL arguments go in this thread. Read it , please