Thursday, September 08, 2011

Why Wearing A Helmet Could Affect Your Legal Status ...

The guy at the back not only has
no helmet, but no shirt either !
An article in The Guardian Online states that "The decision not to wear a helmet can have legal consequences for cyclists who suffer head injuries and sue for compensation."

A recent court case decision concerning a rider who suffered brain damage in an accident concluded that "liability was reduced by two-thirds because of Reynolds' "contributory negligence" in two respects: firstly he had cycled in a dangerous manner which brought about the collision, and secondly he wasn't wearing a helmet."

Just to remind you all - Helmet Wearing is not compulsory in the UK - but it is a damn good idea, for lots of reasons.

Full article here.