Velo Quebec against mandatory helmet law for kids - says how about safe roads instead?
Velo Quebec has come out against mandatory helmet laws for kids - and says that building safer roads would be a better objective if children's safety was really the government's top priority.
The helmet law also has the effect of causing the bicycle to be perceived as "DANGER!" when in reality it's very safe and really fun too!
Besides the obvious need for safer roads, we think that learning how to ride a bicycle safely should be a part of every school's curriculum (gym class should be useful for something).
We see evidence of a great need for bicycle-rider education every day.
Ride safe everybody.