Make helmets compulsory as well

EDITOR - While everyone must be delighted by Donna’s miraculous recovery after her cycle accident, as reported in the Louth Leader, surely the family’s campaign to have the speed limit reduced ought to be made in tandem with an equally strident call for the wearing of cycle helmets to be made compulsory.

From reading the report in the Leader there seemed to be no suggestion of there being any fault on the part of the car driver – so speed was not an issue. However, Donna’s serious injuries were to her head, which no doubt could have been 
significantly reduced had she been wearing a helmet.

Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins has backed a change in the law to oblige cyclists to wear helmets. He said making it illegal to cycle without a helmet would make the roads safer ‘because ultimately, if you get knocked off and you ain’t got a helmet on, then how can you argue?’

Iris Dainton

The Old Rectory, 
South Somercotes