Members of the Helmet Freedom team have been hitting the airwaves recently and have had some engaging discussions with radio hosts & callers alike. It seems that the majority of adults think bicycle helmet choice is a good idea.
From Brisbane’s 4ZZZ (Listen)
From Brisbane’s 4BC (Listen)
From Sydney’s 2GB (Listen)
A recent article on the Courier Mail website included a poll, posing the question:
“Would repealing law (sic) forcing cyclists to wear helmets get more people to ride bicycles?”
73% of the 2,466 respondents said YES!
This is consistent with a poll taken last year by Melbourne’s Age in conduction with this article that showed that 71% of respondents were in favour of a helmet law exemption for bike share – there were 13,890 respondents! Currently Melbourne’s ‘Melbourne Bike Share’ and Brisbane’s ‘CityCycle’ are the only two large-scale public bicycle hire schemes on the planet which require adult riders to wear a bicycle helmet.