'Cycle helmets bill' nothing more than hot air

Bill up for debate in the House of Commons tomorrow aims to instigate research into merits of compulsory helmets for cyclists aged under 14 - CTC's Roger Geffen says the government is 'firmly opposed to helmet compulsion'

Specialized helmets, Cycle Show 2010, Friday

A so-called "cycle helmets bill", up for presentation tomorrow (Friday, September 12) in the House of Commons has only a "hypothetical chance of being debated, let alone being taken seriously" according to CTC Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen.

If passed, The "Protective Headgear for Cyclists Aged Fourteen Years and under (Research) Bill", tabled by MP Annette Brooke, would "require the Secretary of State to commission research into the merits of requiring cyclists aged fourteen and under to wear protective headgear".

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