Here in New Zealand it is compulsory to wear a helmet while riding a bike. Lots of people in the UK seem to think this would put people off riding bikes. If New Zealand is anything to go by, that’s utter rubbish.
I have seen with my own eyes, little old ladies on their bike to the shops, helmet on. People who are riding total sheds of a bike, helmet on, kids going to school, helmets on, everyone. I have seen a rare few without, but as a rule, its life as normal, while wearing a helmet.
But, there’s a new law that’s on its way in, that kids on little scooters should have to wear helmets too, as a compulsory measure.
How do we feel about that?
Well, to be honest, if the bike helmets are anything to go by, I think why not? It doesn’t seem to have stopped very many people so far, from cycling, so why would it stop kids from using scooters?
Wouldn’t everyone just be a little bit safer?
It seems even Kiwis are starting to think helmets should also not be compulsory. Has everyone gone mad?