Category Archives: Helmet Use

To Wear or Not to Wear a Cycling Helmet

There is a lot of discussion lately about helmet wearing. Some say our mandatory helmet legislation discourages people riding a bike, and that if we want the health benefits of a large percentage of folk riding, it is better to … Continue reading

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Do Australia’s Manatory Helmets Laws Deter The Use Of Bike-Share?

Have helmet laws put the skids on Australia’s bike share scheme? August 9th 2011 Author: Chris Rissel Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney Would-be cyclists are deterred by mandatory helmet laws. Jase Wong Public bicycle hire schemes have the … Continue reading

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Do Australia’s Mandatory Helmet Laws Reduce Head Injury

Putting a lid on the debate: mandatory helmet laws reduce head injuries 23rd June 2011 Author: Jake Olivier Senior Research Fellow, Injury Risk Management Research Centre at University of New South Wales A re-analysis of the data shows there’s a good … Continue reading

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Bike Helmets Protect Brains

Don’t be fooled, keeping bike helmets is best for health 12th May 2011 Author: Max Cameron Principal Research Fellow at Monash University If helmets protect against brain injury, why not wear them? Convincing more Australians to get on a bike would … Continue reading

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Are Helmet Laws Necessary?

Ditching bike helmets laws better for health 23rd March 2011 Author: Chris Rissel Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney The life expectancy gained from cycling to work outweighs the risks of ill health from pollution and injury. With epidemics … Continue reading

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Do Silly Helmets Stop Magpie Attack?

With spring on it’s way, this post unfortunately will be relevant to many of us. Recently a BARBUG member was attacked by a very determined maggie. Twice he swooped, forcefully hitting her helmet. On the third attempt he penetrated the … Continue reading

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