my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quintessential element in bicycle safety - numbers!

(Photos: Querida David, Fiorenze)

Contrary to popular opinion, helmet promotion is simply not commensurate with any health, transport or carbon-reducing initiatives. Further,the rationale that the helmet law is there to protect us from harm, has been exposed for what it is - an expedient and manipulative media-byte designed to deflect community scrutiny from our government's appalling record in health and transport.

By deftly passing the cost of 'bicycle safety' onto consumers instead of investing our taxes into true infrastructure, our government has cheaply abrogated their representative responsibilities...

...only thing is, it has cost our community dearly over the past 20 years.

2 comments:

  1. Well said Sue, let not forget that so much of the media in funded by advertising, and motor industry is a major advertiser.

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  2. Thanks, Kim, you are absolutely right, and consequently this is an uphill battle!

    (PS love your blog!!)

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