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More government cycling lunacy...(3 posts)

More government cycling lunacy...muncher
May 29, 2002 8:13 AM
From the UK - but the point is clear:

Cycling tsar mocks "martian" helmets

Steven Norris, appointed as the government's "cycling tsar", has angered
safety campaigners by suggesting it is "potty" for adults to have to wear
cycling helmets. Mr Norris, the chair of the National Cycling Strategy
Board, suggested helmets are for children, said he never wore one and that
he had a right not to look like a "Martian". The Royal Society for the
Prevention of Accidents has described his comments as "sad" and "cavalier",
and said he should be setting a better example.
(BBC News Online 29/05/02)

© Health Media Ltd 2002


That's what we want here - a mature debat lead by an intellectual and caring government - or another load of bovine faeces delivered by a nob in a suit...
re: More government cycling lunacy...rollo tommassi
May 29, 2002 10:10 AM
Thanks for the heads up, muncher! Perhaps we should all send emails and photos like that posted by Slo-Ron explaining that looking like a Martian could prevent you from looking like an idiot. Well, it might be too late in Mr. Norris' case.....

If you're having trouble finding the page on the BBC, try this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_2013000/2013678.stm
I may catch some flakgrandemamou
May 29, 2002 5:01 PM
but I do not feel that there should be helmet law requirements for adults. That said, I would never ride without one. Those who ride without helmets are only harming themselves. I don't need the government to force me to protect myself. It's natural selection at work.

I do agree that his comments are stupid. He could of found a better way of making his point.