Mandatory bike helmet laws do more harm than good, Senate hears
Australia's mandatory helmet laws for cyclists should be abolished because they are deterring people from riding bikes and improving their health, a number of doctors and academics have told MPs.
A Senate inquiry into "nanny state" laws, chaired by libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm, has heard that the requirement to wear a helmet is "bordering on ridiculousness".
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