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    As pp mentioned definitely mandatory, it's a very simple step that can be taken to prevent such a horrific thing from happening.

    I'm surprised people are so blase about it but maybe they've never had to nurse someone back to health or help manage a family member with a lifelong head injury before.

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    Mandatory for any age

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    I don't get it, helmets are cheap and it's not like it's a huge inconvenience to wear one, so why not?! It's not like it reduces any enjoyment you get from riding... Just seems like a weird thing to even consider!

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    I would probably ride a bike more if I didn't have to wear a heavy unco piece of plastic on my head. When you watch European flicks of groovy people riding through the countryside, wind in their hair, just looks so enticing.
    I would love to see stats on bike related head injuries on the countries that are easy going on it vs. Australia.

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    I don't even know how it can be a question, mandatory for sure, why would you not wear something to protect you from potential brain damage?

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    I think they should be mandatory

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    I think keeping it mandatory is fine.

    It's no different to seat belts being mandatory in cars, or car seat laws.

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    I believe there is a huge difference between wearing seatbelts in cars and wearing a bike helmet.

    I have also been to Europe. And cyclists are treated with respect (unlike here) but that is a whole different topic.

    I do believe if it were not mandatory a lot of people would choose to wear them in most circumstances. Especially on busy roads with higher speed limits. But on a bikeway having a slow cycle I do think people should have a choice. Just like inner city areas.

    In addition though I do think that the roads need to be made safer first. I live in Brisbane and there is no way the streets are safe for cyclists.

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    I believe in the Northern Territory it's only mandatory for people under the age of 16 years, after that it's optional.

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    I think it should only be optional if the person is then willing to pay the hundreds of thousands in medical bills when they are brain damaged due to an accident, and will support themselves for their lifelong disability where they will be unlikely to work, dress or feed themselves,and will need constant care. Seriously, it's a no-brainer for me (no pun intended). Around our town, I can be driving at 50kph & be overtaken by a bike. They would get up to a speed of 70, at least. In the city, surely more traffic = risk to a car vs bike accident, which even at low speed, won't work out well for the bike. Seriously, just wear a helmet FFS & get over your hair.

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