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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

ANOTHER FEEL-GOOD USELESS LEGISLATION IN THE MAKING

With all the recent talk bringing us closer and closer to mandatory protective helmets in Quebec, we thought our readers might be interested to take a look at the other side of the story on how safe helmets really are.

First, a video of a segment of 20/20 with John Stossel discussing mandatory bicycle helmets and how they have actually proven to present more dangers to those who wear them than those who don’t. The segment also discusses the unintended consequences of other safety measures to which we are subjected to either voluntarily or by law.

View it here

Second, a review of medical literature on helmet efficacy from the National Ski Areas Association in Florida which points to various studies that show no significant reduced risk when wearing helmets than when not.
Read it here

Another ‘’feel-good’’ law in the making that will not contribute much to health and safety but that will most certainly contribute to remove yet another one of our freedoms.
Additional reading: LE PORT DU CASQUE BIENTÔT OBLIGATOIRE ? (French)

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