my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet
...is informed

Monday, June 14, 2010

Modern Australian convict = helmet-free cyclist

(Cairo & current urban transport)
It has become clear over the years that the law enforcement of bicycle helmet wearing is excessive and disproportionate to the actual gravity of this legislative anomaly.

Moreover, it defies reason that we the people of Australia allowed mandatory helmet laws (MHLs) to operate as a diversionary measure, diverting attention away from cycling's necessary role in urban transport.

We are impoverished because of this apathetic and silent stance towards our civil liberties...

...&...

...we need to call our leaders to account - TODAY!

6 comments:

  1. Sue, it's true, you really DO passionately detest helmets. Australia needs to wake up and smell the coffee - look at my blog today and you'll see a vid of lots of London cyclists, some with helmets, some without, all of them making a grown up choice and 'doing their bit'. London needs those cyclists, just like Australia needs all the cyclists it can get, and for that reason the MHL has to go! Keep up the rallying spirit, Sue, I (and many others) are right behind you!)

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  2. I am eternally grateful for your wonderful support - it helps me 'go' that next little bit!!!!

    Thanks, Mark!!

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  3. Keep up the great work, Sue.

    Found this great post on Crap Cycling in Waltham Forest:
    http://crapwalthamforest.blogspot.com/2010/06/cycling-chic-london-v-copenhagen.html

    Cheers,

    Paul Martin
    Brisbane, Australia

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  4. ha! ha! Paul! very funny!! & what a prolific blogger!

    (thanks for your unfailing support too! - we'll change this law yet, won't we?)

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  5. MHL's days are numbered - Go Sue! I have my angle which I'm pursuing in Queensland but it is tricky.

    You know things aren't going well in the world of oil when they start turning on each other!
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/16/2927896.htm?section=justin

    They're all the same, they are all guilty, and so are we as we created this mess. If they can't drill in areas where there are tough regulations they are just going to drill where nobody (aka. Westerners) don't care...

    If this happened off the coast of Africa it probably wouldn't even be news. How sad.

    Paul Martin
    Brisbane, Australia

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  6. I agree with you, and yes we are so complicit

    Can't wait to hear about your 'tricky angle'!

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