Mandatory Bicycle Helmets for Cyclists: Tell us What You Think
November 14, 2013 70 Comments
I hope the CJSM and CJSM blog readers have had the chance now to take a look at this month’s CJSM to read the CASEM statement on mandatory bicycle helmet use and the accompanying editorial by Murray Maitland. We wrote a blog post about the subject earlier this week and have heard back from some of you on our twitter feed @cjsmonline.
I wanted to give more of the on-line a community to share their thoughts, and so I’ve set up a poll (below). Please vote, and I also want to encourage you to scroll to the bottom of this blog post where you can leave your comments to engage with us and others in an on-line discussion about this important, controversial sports medicine and public health issue.
Exercise your right to vote! Make your voices heard! As Dr. Maitland writes, “Don’t say something by not saying something.” Vote and “Leave a Reply,” but please remember to be civil. All comments are moderated. Thanks for your engagement!
p.s. I’ve received so many comments on this and the previous post, especially from folks in Australia and New Zealand where MHL is in place, that I wanted to share a monograph from the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS). It is a comprehensive review of so many of the aspects of this issue brought up by the people writing in: CARRS’ Bicycle Helmet Research, Monograph 5. Check it out.