POLL OF THE WEEK SHOULD CY­CLISTS HAVE TO WEAR HEL­METS?

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A RE­VIEW of bike safety may mean that ev­ery­one who rides a bike on a UK road must legally wear a hel­met and a high-vis­i­bil­ity jacket.

A Gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tion in Jan­uary will look at safety rules, af­ter more than 100 cy­clists were killed on Bri­tish roads last year. More than 3,300 cy­clists were se­ri­ously in­jured.

A re­cent study found that 70% of cy­clists who reg­u­larly cy­cle on the road al­ready wear hel­mets. Some crit­ics think that the new rules would make fewer peo­ple want to use bikes as a mode of trans­port.

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