House of Commons debates - Friday, 23 April 2004 - Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill.
Lots of debate between MPs here, some of which makes you wonder how old they are. Basically, this is a debate about a Private Member's Bill to make wearing of helmets while cycling compulsory for under 16s.
Personally, I always wear a helmet while riding my bike, but I'm sure this bill would have reduce participation in cycling in under 16s if made law. I'm also fairly sure it would be pretty difficult to enforce.
There are better ways of reducing road deaths among cyclists: traffic calming, awareness, tougher penalties for drivers and improved road layouts to name a few.
Do you wear a helmet while riding your bike? Do you support this bill? Would you support extending the bill to cover all cyclists?