(Images: this year's favourite xmas card!)
If Santa does come to town on his bike, he's going to come a 'legal' cropper if NSW coppers see him sans helmet.
Operation Safe Arrival is now in full-swing and the police have openly declared that among the hazardous motoring activities requiring 'prevention' or 'increasing,' they have set their sights on 'increasing the use of helmets by cyclists.'
Who knew cyclists had become Christmas menaces?
Who knew cycling without a helmet was on a par with drink driving and speeding?
Prima facie, throwing the helmet book at cyclists is purely a revenue raising exercise underpinned by obdurate stubborness on the part of Australian politicians, and given that police are traditionally flat chat with far more festively unique-operations, cracking down on non-bicycle helmet use at this time of year is an irresponsible waste of community resources.
Spare us the drivel, and perhaps we'd all 'better watch out' ...