It should be noted that this is not a new study per se, but a
meta-analysis, that is, the author analyzed a lot of other studies and
summarized their findings. Rune Elvik did the same thing a couple years
back and came to very different conclusions:
It'll require some careful reading to see how they each reached their
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 1:58 PM Scott Morris Rose via Bikies <
> The Guardian reports on a paper given at the Safety 2016 conference which
> reports on results of a large-scale study of bicycle helmet use in the
> Australian state of New South Wales (which is where Sidney is).
> I suppose the money quote is "... reduce the risks of a serious head
> injury by nearly 70%."
> NSW has long had a mandatory helmet law, which has been unpopular with
> some in the past and more in the present - the fine for not wearing a
> helmet has recently risen from $71 to $319 ($240US). Not having a bell?
> $106. Not stopping at a ped crossing? $425. Coming out of a jusrisdiction
> that is evidently hell-bent of criminalizing cycling is sure to bring the
> legitimacy of the study into question, rightfully or wrongfully.
> More grist for the mill...
> S. Rose
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