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Retain the current law in relation to compulsory wearing of bicycle helmets

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Josephine Garmeister
33 Avocet Court

Total Signatures - 439

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 5/11/2018

Closing Date: 5/05/2019

Tabled Date: 15/05/2019

Responded By: Hon Mark Ryan MP on 14/06/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the evidence that the compulsory wearing of bicycle helmets can and have saved lives. Evidence can also prove those wearing helmets can and/or have suffered less serious injuries as opposed to someone who was not.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to leave current legislation as it stands and have police enforce the law more. Those who are fined to produce evidence that they have a helmet within a set time frame - no excuses.