Therien: Cyclists, wear a darn helmet!
Ottawa Citizen

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By Emile Thérien, Ottawa Citizen, June 26, 2016

Safe cycling starts with the cyclists themselves. This is an indisputable fact and make no mistake about it. And that should start with wearing a bike helmet.

A 2010 study found that mandatory bike helmet laws are effective in reducing cycling injuries and fatalities and are no impediment to ridership numbers. Ryan Zarychanski, an assistant professor of community health services and internal medicine at the University of Manitoba, who co-authored the study that investigated this matter, said that an “all ages” law should be adopted by all provinces.