No plan to make cycle helmets compulsory in safety review – minister
Jesse Norman rejects reports that UK bike riders will be forced to wear protective headgear as helmet debate continues
A government review of cycle safety will consider submissions calling for helmets to be made compulsory, but the Department for Transport has played down the likelihood of the idea becoming a reality.
Jesse Norman, the minister for roads and local transport, told a conference he would consider making helmets mandatory if groups or individuals made submissions calling for as much to the government’s cycle safety review.
To be clear: there is no “plan” re: compulsory helmets or hi-vis for cyclists as suggested in @thetimes. As @BikeBizOnline reported, I don’t take a position on this. It’s sure to be raised in the consultation, and we will consider it based on the evidence. https://t.co/FppxgRXHPA
Source: Guardian Transport