Cyclists do need law on helmets – Letters – The Star

Cyclists do need law on helmets – Letters – The Star.

I do not wish to stop people cycling, but all cyclist should realise that they are not exempt from the highway code, but many would think they are.

As for helmets, the helmet is there for the safety of the cyclist. Anyone who does not wear one is not respecting themselves. Do they know that the emergency services can charge people for the cost of attending road accidents. While for any other road user, this would, if charged, be met through their insurance, as many cyclist will not have insurance, this charge would be met by themselves. If the fault of any accident is with another road user, the lack of wearing a helmet could reduce any damages being charged to that road user.

Any adult cyclist who is not safety aware and is not wearing appropriate protection is setting a bad example to the younger generation.