On your bike... safely
AS commuter traffic gets ready to return to peak levels, anyone cycling to work is urged to wear a helmet at all times — even on short journeys.
According to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI), wearing a cycle helmet can dramatically reduce the risk of a serious head or brain injury in the event of a collision.
A spokeswoman for ABI said: “In Dublin alone, commuter cyclist figures are expected to return to more than 12,000 people cycling into the city in the mornings.
“In July, the Road Safety Authority’s midyear review confirmed the deaths of six pedal users on Irish roads so far this year.
“This follows a 50pc increase in cyclist fatalities in 2017.”
A helmet absorbs the impact from a collision.