VIDEO - Should Wearing a Bicycle Helmet be Mandatory?
This video is a news story carried on CTV Vancouver Island. It explains that helmet use has been mandatory for a long time but may cyclists don't bother wearing them. Those that don't believe that it should be a personal choice. This is balanced by those who wear one and have avoided serious injury in a crash because of it.
Contrary to the popular belief that the police don't write tickets for this, 2.400 tickets for not wearing a helmet and 54 tickets for permitting a child to cycle without a helmet were issued in 2016.
Where do you stand on bicycle helmets? Does the cost to society in having to support a brain injured cyclist for the rest of their life outweigh their freedom to choose?
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