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    Cycle helmets and legislation

    Dear Editor

    Lee and Mann urge paediatricians to be advocates for accident prevention and make the case for legislation for cycle helmet use in children and young people. I am all for advocacy for cycle use but have strong doubts over the role of legislation. At the same time as the June editorial, the Cyclists’ Touring Club magazine was writing a critique of legislation.[1] This is not the first such cri...

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    Only wholeness leads to clarity

    Dear Editor

    Authors Lee and Mann argue for law compelling use of cycle helmets by children to prevent road deaths and serious injuries.[1] This observer is surprised that the peer reviewers allowed publication of material lacking evidence either that the actual risks faced by child cyclists justify compulsion, or that the real world results of helmet compulsion in other countries justify compulsion in this count...

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