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    Those 38 million cycle rides are done in the 'sit-up style' of riding and don't need a helmet due to their slow speeds and friendly attitudes.
    The only people who cycle in NZ appear to be those middle aged louts who ride in a competitive and aggressive fashion on the weekends and clog up the roads between 9am and 1pm.
    I guess it's just a fad and I can't wait for them to move onto some other public exhibitionist activity.

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    Here you go:
    http://onzo.co.nz/

    A bike sharing program in Auckland and Wellington.
    With compulsory cycle helmets in NZ it's going to be interesting to see if customers want to share a sweaty helmet with others.
    From the website it claims they have had 100,000 rides in Auckland - and show photos of smiling customers with no helmets.
    I'm picking that customers will just ignore the helmet and pedal away.
    As they should.

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    And now electric scooters - without needing a helmet.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107...largest-cities

    Sounds like a winner.

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    Seems like another headache for the central and local govt. numpties to grapple with.
    Another technological leap they'll struggle with, so will layer it with T&C.
    Especially with all the Elf and Softy madness that infects us all.
    Roll cage on mobility scooters next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    Roll cage on mobility scooters next?
    They haven't demanded roll cages on quad bikes and they actually kill people - lots of them really.

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    And there will be other things.

    If there is a point, it's that it's impossible to idiot-proof the world.

    But by instituting 'no fault' (code for it's someone else's fault) into so many things, the socialists end up trying to do the impossible, anyway.

    If people want to remove themselves from the gene pool, is that not their choice?
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    Like that idiot who climb up that water-wand thing in Wellington last week and broke it.
    "There was no sign saying I couldn't do it"
    "It wasn't roped off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    If people want to remove themselves from the gene pool, is that not their choice?
    Yep.
    So make cycle helmets optional and let each cyclist decide based on how he bikes and where.
    Those sit-upright cyclists who meander along the waterfront don't need helmets - many overseas examples show it's not a problem.
    Those serious, off-road, mountain trail competitors can wear all the safety equipment they can find - no problem with that.
    It's the do-gooders who shrill for new rules (for safety reasons) to apply to everyone who are causing the dumbing down of people and removing the concept of being responsible for your own actions.
    That hurts us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Yep.
    So make cycle helmets optional and let each cyclist decide based on how he bikes and where.
    Those sit-upright cyclists who meander along the waterfront don't need helmets - many overseas examples show it's not a problem.
    Those serious, off-road, mountain trail competitors can wear all the safety equipment they can find - no problem with that.
    It's the do-gooders who shrill for new rules (for safety reasons) to apply to everyone who are causing the dumbing down of people and removing the concept of being responsible for your own actions.
    That hurts us all.
    Hard to disagree with this.
    I'd make rules for children - some need to be protected from their parents stupidity.


 

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