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Editor,—I read with horror the British Medical Association's Board of Education and Science conclusion that legislation to make helmets for cyclists compulsory would reduce the number of cyclists and not be in the interests of health.1
As an accident and emergency consultant for over 20 years, I have seen far too many head injuries in cyclists, some fatal. The main factor in causing most accidents is human error. I agree, as the article suggests, that cycling proficiency should be taught in all …