Call for cycle helmet law after Jersey acceptance
Thursday 11th March 2010, 2:29PM GMT.
GUERNSEY should follow Jersey and make cycling without a helmet illegal, according to Headway.
The States of Jersey yesterday voted convincingly in favour of making it an offence for anyone under 18 to ride on the roads without a helmet.
Guernsey charity Headway’s fund-raising and publicity manager Philippa Stahelin commended the move and said the group would be putting pressure on Guernsey’s States to follow suit.
‘As someone who works with people who are dealing with the effects of brain injuries, I definitely support this move,’ she said.
Jersey’s government approved the law concerning under-18s by 33 votes to 16, but rejected extending it to adults by a single vote – 25 to 24.
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