NI helmet law petition

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TerryJ, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. TerryJ

    TerryJ Guest

    TerryJ, Mar 13, 2011
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  2. TerryJ

    Wm... Guest

    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:36:24
    Am I (someone that lives in London, England) allowed to sign the

    I don't see the point in taking part if someone is going to run through
    the results and exclude all the people that weren't from NI.

    from the link above
    The Bill proposes to penalise cyclists £50 for failing to wear a helmet.
    Parents, or those with responsibilty for children, will also be fined
    for contraventions committed by the children they are responsible for.

    50 quid? Blimey. Mum, dad and two kids set off for a day out on their
    bikes without bicycle hats, that'll be GBP200 thank-you-very-much.

    It looks a bit like a tax on healthy activity to me.

    You'd think legislators in NI had more important things to deal with
    like guns and stuff :(
    Wm..., Mar 18, 2011
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  3. TerryJ

    Wm... Guest

    Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:13:43 <tV89jAsapvgNFwbR@[]>
    uk.rec.cycling.moderated Wm... <>

    [ff to own post]
    How about if the legislation included a really good helmet (not a
    bicycle hat) for each cyclist and every potential cyclist.

    I'm not sure how many bicycles or cyclists there are in NI but let us
    say there are 1000 of them.

    1000 * GBP50 for a good helmet at the governments cost, for every
    cyclist and every visiting cyclist.

    The proposed legislation will die quickly when it is realised it hasn't
    been thought through and is more than a little expensive.

    The appropriate authorities *must* provide suitable headgear at their
    own cost if they are to insist on people wearing them and punish them
    for not doing so.

    Just curiosity from me but, OP (TerryJ), do people in NI that ride
    horses have to wear helmets too?

    Why should the thing mounted (horse or bicycle) make a difference?
    Wm..., Mar 18, 2011
  4. TerryJ

    TerryJ Guest

    I have seen many serious head injuries in my time.All the head
    injuries were pedestrians and motorists.That is a reflection of what
    we know :that group provide almost all such injuries. While it may
    often be sensible to wear a helmet that also applies to peds and
    motorists. Horse riders and cyclists are being picked on because we
    are out-groups.
    TerryJ, Mar 19, 2011
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