Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cycle helmet dispute

BMA in cycle helmet dispute

Jun 27 2007

by Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail

THE British Medical Association has resisted attempts to revise its controversial policy on cycling helmets.

The organisation voted two years ago to campaign for the wearing of cycle helmets to be made compulsory for all adults and children.

But some doctors claim there is no evidence to support such a policy and that compelling people to wear “uncool” helmets could reduce the number of people who cycle regularly.