5 Changes To Cycling Safety

Paul Basham Associates Travel Plan

A recent BBC article looks at 5 issues surrounding cycle safety and what may better their safety. At the top was helmets, and whether they should be compulsory. In Australia, New Zealand and parts of the US helmets are compulsory, so should we follow suit? It is recommended in the Highway Code, but this article seems to question their worth, with evidence that they can be flimsy. It also questions what the penalty would be for those not wearing a helmet, similar to last week’s blog post.

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Next on the list was whether high-vis gear should be used in the daytime. The article spoke about a study conducted by a researcher at Brunel University, which concluded with “To stand out, what matters most is the contrast with your background, says Geffen. And since your background constantly changes, there’s no “best” colour to wear.” However, is this a similar case to…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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