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    cycling safer in amsterdam

    how is it that amsterdam has the safest cycling statistics in the world and they don't wear helmets
    you are more likely to get injured in canada as a pedestrian and this is proven by statistics so why
    aren't we legislating helmets to be worn at all times. our government picks a weak group of people
    and legislates whatever they want. ie children cycling. the kids can't o

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    continued: the kids can't oppose this, the ontario police don't enforce it so why are we introducing new laws that have no meaning. this governent is out of control. we could certainly do better. speak up, you are supposed to have rights. this is a long and slippery
    slope that the government is embarking on and it is difficult to stop them. i never said helmets couldn't help in the rare case where you fall and hit your head but this doesn't
    account for the fact that most injuries are not head related. one expert even states that
    with rounded helmets your injuries could be more severe so why aren't you told this as
    part of the education process. if our government believes in the "if one life can be saved"
    policy in bringing in new laws then they must stop all activities with even a minor risk.
    stop hockey , there are fights all of the time. stop skydiving, stop roller skating etc. the
    government has no business in the affairs of everyday activities. there job is to educate
    not legislate. enjoy your freedoms because they may not last long!

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    **** that, wearing a helmet should be a personal choice. Cycling is no more dangerous than walking around.

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    I dont know why people are still getting worked up on this thread - the chances of a protest against a helmet law actually materialising are none.

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    we won without protesting

    the ontario government announced that they will not prosecute cyclists without helmet. for the time
    being they have given us back our freedom of choice. look around and you will see many cyclists
    demonstrating their freedom of choice. as for British Columbia and the eastern provinces it looks like
    their freedom of choice will not prevail. i will ride when i can and without a helmet. i will also ski
    without a helmet. and yes i will still be alive in 20 years to tell the tale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy9503 View Post
    i will ride when i can and without a helmet. i will also ski
    without a helmet.

    Won't matter. Seems like you have already received head injury at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flickerx View Post
    I dont know why people are still getting worked up on this thread - the chances of a protest against a helmet law actually materialising are none.
    I dunno. Study after study have shown two things:

    1. Bicycling is no more dangerous than a variety of activities where helmets are not worn and not mandated.

    2. Helmet laws have resulted in a decrease in cycling. The decrease in cycling results in a net health benefit loss that outweighs the health benefit of wearing helmets.

    In addition, the cost of enforcing such silly laws easily outweighs the non benefit of the law.

    These are powerful arguments that merely need exposure to the public to be effective in preventing or repealing such silliness. This is NOT to say that wearing helmets does not have some minor benefit [it might], but argues against helmet laws.
    DISCLAIMER: Nothing here should be taken as legal advice, even if it seems silly enough to have been written by a legislator, and especially not if it appears (by remote chance) to display any evidence of erudition.

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    The most mileage ever out of an April Fools joke.
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    not an april fools joke

    i am quite serious to say it is our right to decide on whether to wear a helmet. do you really want the government to tell you what you can and cannot do. education is the key to getting people to join in conforming. you will win some people but you won't win them all and this is why the gov't legislates whatever they feel they can get away with. stand up for your right to freedom of choice! i don't smoke but i can see how rediculous the gov't is getting with enforcement. a trucker got a ticket for smoking in his own truck and he was the only person in it. getting back to cycling, why would the gov't discourage such a safe activity as cycling? common sense doesn't prevail. the u.s. allows freedom of choice on whether to wear a motorclycle helmet in over 15 states. so that is what this is all about. freedom!
    the fact that the ontario government backed down is a good sign. so if you feel a helmet is beneficial to you then feel free to wear one but i don't like them so i won't wear one.

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    My english not good.
    What means rediculous?

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    stupid is as stupid does

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