Brit Doctors Against Mandatory Helmets for Bicyclists

Helmets should not be mandatory for bicyclists according to a majority of British doctors  

Mayor Boris Johnson takes former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) for a ride in London Photo: PA

In a suprising study just released by the British Medical Journal. In a report in the Telegraph more than two thirds of the respected journal's readers said they opposed compulsory helmets for adults. One respondent in the poll of 1,427 people said: "It gives out the message that cycling is dangerous, which it is not. The evidence that cycling helmets work to reduce injury is not conclusive.  Motorcycle rights groups  are using this study as further evidence that just like bicyclists, motorcycle riders should be given the personal freedom to decide if wearing a helmet is in their best interest.

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