Thursday, December 14, 2006
Mandatory helmet legislation to be tabled today
Helmets proposed for adult bike riders
Via Waterloo Record
"Adults across Ontario will be forced to wear helmets while cycling if Kitchener Liberal MPP John Milloy has his way. Milloy plans to introduce a motion today in the provincial legislature that would make helmets mandatory for everyone biking on Ontario roads.
"Accidents don't discriminate on the basis of age, so why should our laws discriminate?" Milloy asked at a news conference yesterday in Kitchener. In 1995, Ontario passed a law requiring everyone under 18 to wear a helmet while cycling on roads or sidewalks.
Milloy's motion asks the Liberal government to repeal the legislation that makes those 18 and over exempt from the helmet law. It also asks the government to consider making helmets mandatory for people on inline skates, skateboards and scooters.
Finally, it asks the ministries of health promotion and transportation to ensure sufficient safety education for those using the recreational devices."
Now, before you get all excited about how great and necessary helmets are please listen to this !
Me, I just wanna ride my bike ...whee!! The Photo above is from Europe where everyone wears a helmet.
Posted by Tino at 10:48 am