Second-hand bicycle helmets in Australia: mandatory and unsafe

Below is a scanned extract from Appendix B of a Regulation Impact Statement titled Protective Helmets for Pedal Cyclists: Consumer Product Safety Standard (Trade Practices Act 1974).

This statement was issued by the Consumer Affairs Division of the Australian Commonwealth Government's Department of the Treasury in January 1999.

It is mandatory for all cyclists in Australia to wear the second-hand helmets referenced in the government document below, despite proposals they be compulsorily recalled or their sale be made illegal because they "may be dangerous".

Click here for the full analysis explaining how mandatory bicycle helmet legislation is harming the democratic civil liberties, safety and public health of the community in Western Australia.


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