Boardman: Helmet debate being used to avoid making real decisions

Chris Boardman says he doesn't want to 'waste time' talking about helmets, saying that the focus should be on stopping accidents

(Photo: Luke Webber)

(Image credit: Luke Webber - British Cycling)

Chris Boardman has said that he "won't waste air time" discussing the safety effects of helmets and says the debate over them is "being used to deflect from making real decisions" about cycle safety.

The Olympic gold medalist was speaking to the Western Morning News in Exeter after a filming a new road safety video in the local area when he said that decisions should focus on how we stop accidents and not on whether a cyclist should be wearing a helmet or not.

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