You can do something about mandatory helmet laws and it doesn’t take much effort. If you believe in helmet freedom – that helmets are good but helmet laws are a disaster, then here is what you need to do:
Write to your state representatives
We’ve written a bunch of template letters arguing against helmet laws that make it super easy to lobby your state members of Parliament. Just enter your postcode and they will be pre-formatted to the correct politician for your location (Australia only). It takes less than 5 minutes, so do this at least monthly. Stop. Don’t continue, do this right now!
Spread the word
Tweet, like, share, subscribe, blog and tell others about this site. Are you on Facebook? Like Helmet Freedom now. On Twitter? Tweet your support today. Get two other people to commit to writing letters like you. Our goal is to have 10,000 letters written to Australian politicians in 2012. All that needs to happen is for you to commit to writing once a month and getting two friends to do the same. Remember, it takes less than 5 minutes.
Mandatory helmet laws can only exist while people are ill-informed. We’ve put together a critical summary of the available research on helmet efficacy (yes, they do work), helmet law effectiveness (but helmet laws are a disaster for cycling), as well as the relationship between helmet laws, cycling numbers and cyclist safety.