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Cycle safe - will Sheffield people support it?


molly44

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so making cyclist conform to wearing lets say a helmet and a hi vis jacket well thats bound to save lives in the long run.

 

It's been tried in Australia. It had the opposite effect. The number of people cycling dropped and the death rate from obesity linked causes such as heart attacks increased.

 

I'd prefer to see policies introduced on the basis of sound data rather than on the basis of anecdotal evidence about polystyrene hats.

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It's been tried in Australia. It had the opposite effect. The number of people cycling dropped and the death rate from obesity linked causes such as heart attacks increased.

 

I'd prefer to see policies introduced on the basis of sound data rather than on the basis of anecdotal evidence about polystyrene hats.

 

As Ptigga says it didn't make a blind bit of difference in Australia. The numbers of head injuries went down slightly, but the number of cyclists plummeted. In fact the head injuries even started to ramp back up again, possibly linked to less cyclists on the road and the end of the "safety in numbers" effect

 

If they were really effective we should have seen a major step change in injuries, but it never happened.

 

A UK cyclist is twice as likely to be killed as one in Denmark. The Danes don't wear helmets, unless they are in their long boats :)

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