my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cheap helmet strategy masked 'government-infringement' of civil liberties


The cheap helmet strategy imposed in the early 90s masked government pandering to the oil lobby. Fatuously they discriminated against a whole group of transport users in a bid to appease the Big Polluters - and we let this outrageous infringement of civil liberties 'through to the keeper'.

Unsurprisingly this abuse of civil liberties has lead to inequality in terms of congestion and health:

* we are the fattest nation on the planet, and;

* we continue to eat ourselves into early graves.

But today we are witnessing resentment re-emerging, and the realisation that the roads are for sharing.

We can only wonder, 'how will politicians deal with that?!'

5 comments:

  1. Isn't part of this problem that drivers are also sold the illusion of freedom and politicians have also bought into this illusion.

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  2. Kim, definitely - but when will drivers & politicians move past the blatant spin and allow themselves to see the destructive capabilities of their current mindset?

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  3. More support:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/16/2983587.htm

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  4. Edward beat me to it, but I am pleased to see that a public health expert has called for the scrapping of the bike helmet law.

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  5. I KNOW IT'S SO EXCITING!!!!!! YAY!!!!

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