For the past 20 years we have been at the mercy powerful, well connected forces within the 'helmet-manufacturing-brigade'.
Not only have their seemingly entrenched powers screamed discrimination, but they have cleverly fuelled the unfounded hysteria that abounds in our Australian community. Consequently they have effectively 'neutered' our politicians.
Notwithstanding these obvious marketing tactics, our leaders continue to 'duck' behind preposterous protection claims underpinned by opinion and anecdotes.
Undoubtedly a cultural disconnect exists between the 'helmet-saves-lives' rhetoric and actual evidence of fact - and as a result, we suffer accordingly.
I have now reached the conclusion that:
* the NSW Minister for Roads & Transport is never going to write back to me - clearly
* I have stumped him - clearly
* He is at a loss at what to say next - clearly
...so perhaps I can help with this 'simple solution'...
REPEAL MANDATORY HELMET LAWS!!! - they are never going to work!