The much debated issue of mandatory helmet laws will be examined by the Federal Government Senate Standing Committee on Economics which is looking at a range of issues involving “Personal choice and community impacts”.
There has been strong support from individuals within the Senate to remove mandatory helmet laws both on personal grounds and the perceived wasted public money associated with the poorly-performing bicycle hire schemes.
Importers, distributors, manufacturers and retailers have the opportunity to provide submissions to this inquiry. It provides the industry with the opportunity to be involved in the review of a law which may have significant impacts on businesses in the future.
Which side of the fence do you sit on? Should helmets remain compulsory in Australia or should individuals have the right to choose? Leave a comment below!