Netherlands considers compulsory cycle helmets for children and the elderly

A report on road safety in the Netherlands has put forward recommendations to reduce injuries and deaths on the country's roads, including mandatory helmet use

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Compulsory cycle helmets for children and the elderly are among the recommendations of a new road safety study carried out in the Netherlands.

The research was undertaken by the country’s Road Safety Research Foundation (SWOV), which made a total of 18 recommendations including a crackdown on drink-driving and the introduction of better lighting for road users.

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