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Controversy in England over bike helmets being made compulsory

Controversy in England over bike helmets being made compulsory

Updated 26 December 2012, 12:39 AEST

Earlier this year University of Sydney researchers called for the scrapping of laws that make bike helmets compulsory.

They said the move would inspire more people to hop on bikes.

Well the UK is having its own bike helmet debate.

But even though many are calling for more safety measures, not even doctors are calling for helmets to be made compulsory, citing Australia as the reason why.

Correspondent: Mary Gearin

Speakers: Bradley Wiggins, winner of 2012 Tour de France; Joe Williams, Media and Policy Adviser, Sustainable Transport Advocate Group; Mark Wilson, consultant neurosurgeon

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