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CYCLE HELMETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 764: tabled on 03 March 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes the substantial disparity between claims made for the efficacy of pedal cycle helmets and their measured effect in real populations; notes that the Transport Research Laboratory has reported the promotion of pedal cycle helmets may lead to increased injury rates; notes that cyclist injury rates remain unchanged following passage of mandatory helmet legislation in several countries; and calls on the Department of Transport to initiate a programme of research designed to establish why increases in helmet wearing rates are not associated with reductions in head injury rates, and why the countries with the lowest helmet wearing rates are those with the lowest cyclist injury rates.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CYCLE HELMETS (Amendment 1)
Line 1, leave out from 'substantial' to end and add 'numbers of head injuries to cyclists; recognises that, in a crash, cycle helmets are likely to reduce the incidence of deaths and injuries; and calls on cyclists' groups and on the Department for Transport to make this known widely, in addition to providing through track and road engineering; ways to reduce the risk if crashes involving bikes and bikers.'
Conservative, Worthing West
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EDM 764A1: tabled on 4 March 2004