90% of people would back ban on cyclists wearing headphones, says poll

A BBC poll has found nine in ten people support a ban on cyclist wearing headphones whilst riding, while one in six admit doing it.

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The poll, part of a cycle safety series running this week on BBC Breakfast, found 89% of people would back a ban on wearing headphones whilst cycling due to the effects on concentration levels.

Research by Brunel University found listening to music reduces the amount of attention available by around 10%, making you less aware of potential risks around you.

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