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Bicycle Network wants a change to Australia’s helmet laws

In all Australian states and territories (excluding Northern Territory), it is currently mandatory for people to wear a helmet whenever and wherever they ride a bike.

Bicycle Network is recommending that mandatory bicycle helmet laws be relaxed with a five-year trial permitting people older than 17 to choose whether they wear a helmet when riding on footpaths or off-road cycle paths.

The full report with the recommendations, together with the study data can be read here.

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