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Mandatory bike helmet laws do more harm than good, Senate hears

Aug 12, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

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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