Do you wear a helmet when you ride a pushbike?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
January 7, 2007 2:15am CST
In Australia it is law to wear a helmet. There are on the spot fines for not wearing one. I think its a great idea for safety reasons.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
Have just started to ride around our little streets as we are rural and am trying to do this for exercise as walking is out for awhile longer, and have wondered about the helmut situation as have one to wear but have not ventured too far yet! Knowing my luck I shall get caught so will need to wear it from now on even for the short distances I do. As that is the law and it should be followed and sets a good example for the other young ones around here.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
I know in Australia it is a law to wear the helmet whenever on a bike. Some places are really strict with it too. I have seen police booking children in QLD.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Thank-you very much for the best response missy that is very kind of you.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Well deserved caramello....
• India
12 Jan 07
In India, it is a law to wear helmet while driving a 2 wheeler, but people generaly do not do so as the law is not strictly implemented. But i do not drive my vehicle without helmet, even if i have to drive for only a few metres.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
There are probably a lot of other crimes that rate higher over there. It is important for safety though don't you agree.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
9 Jan 07
in the state of Pennsylvania, USA it's the law to wear a helmet when riding a push bike, but on a motorcylce if you have 2 years riding esperience and are 21 years old, u don't have too...Strange isn't it?
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
9 Jan 07
You would think it would be more important on a motorbike! Thanks for your comment.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I don't have a push bike. But as a saftey precaution, I would advise it for anyone, any age, to wear one all the time when on any time of bike.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
9 Jan 07
I agree they are at least a bit of protection.
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• India
8 Jan 07
Wearing helmet is very important on roads.It saves our life.But I have no need of helmet Becoz I am always wearing turban on the head.You can see it on my photograph.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
It is against law to not wear a helmet in Australia. Thanks for your reponse.
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• Australia
13 Jan 07
I have not ridden a bike in years, but I do insist on my daughter wearing her helmet when she rides, also when she is on her scooter or skates.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
Good on you. You would never forgive yourself if she had a fall and had a serious injury if she wasn't wearing one.