Road safety expert, Professor Narelle Haworth, says Queensland’s bicycle helmet law is critical for rider safety.
“The current law is good road safety policy because it addresses a serious issue in a way that has been scientifically proven to be effective and can be feasibly implemented,” Professor Haworth explains.
Professor Haworth is a Director of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland, based at the Queensland University of Technology.
She refers to Australian research indicating that helmets reduce the chance of head injury by 50 per cent; serious head injury by 69 per cent; and fatal head injury by 65 per cent.
Read five more reasons that Professor Haworth says our bicycle helmet law should remain unchanged.