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For the compulsory use of cycle helmets

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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For the compulsory use of cycle helmets

Additional Information

I recently had a road cycle accident, the result of which meant I went to hospital for a CT scan. The doctors confirmed I was in better condition for the sake of wearing a cycle helmet. The cycle helmet I was wearing lost the entire back half due to the impact on the road.

My local MP wrote to the Department of Transport to raise the issue for the compulsory use of cycle helmets.
The reply was quite surprising. In short not enough lives would be saved, based on their scientific research, to warrant a law to be put in place.

My opinion is, one life saved is surely evidence of the benefit of cycle helmets?

I worry for the children who ride the streets without adequate protection.

An accident maybe too late for parents/cyclists to realise how essential cycle helmets are.

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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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