26th April 2010 Words: Matt Lamy
Jersey politicians recently voted
to make it compulsory for all under-18s to wear a helmet while cycling in public places on the island. However, a move to make helmets compulsory for adult cyclists was rejected by just a single vote.
The debate to change the law was instigated by Deputy Andrew Green, whose son Christopher suffered a brain injury after a fall while cycling when aged nine. The vote for making helmets compulsory for under-18 cyclists was passed with 33 votes to 16, while the vote for adults was rejected 25 to 24.