The effects of New Zealand’s cycle helmet law: The evidence and what it means.

Dr Robert Davis, possessor of a brain the size of Zone 1, writer of a seminal work of the hazards of motor traffic, and the twisted thinking of “road safety” professionals, entitled “Death On The Streets”, explains the implications of the evidence from New Zealand, where helmets are compulsory for cyclists.

Road Danger Reduction Forum

Our post on the effects of the NZ cycle helmet law  has had more views than any other so far on www.rdrf.org.uk . Prompted by this, below we:

(i)              Give fuller references to the evidence.

(ii)             Suggest the reason for the observed changes (particularly the apparent adverse effects on cyclist casualty rates).

(iii)              Look at helmet advocacy in the context of a car dominated “road safety” culture.

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