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Why forcing cyclists to wear helmets will not save lives

Bicycle helmets are compulsory in countries such as Australia and Canada, but as the Guardian’s Peter Walker  explains this does not help save lives. Despite a series of helmet promotion campaigns in the UK, a growing amount of evidence suggests forcing people to wear protective headgear leads to greater risk-taking and can even put people off cycling altogether, exacerbating the crises in obesity and inactive living
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