Conservative MP has known as for the necessary sporting of cycle helmets on public highways following a marketing campaign spearheaded by his constituent.
Mr Pawsey stated Oliver was instructed by his physician “that had he been sporting a helmet he should still have sustained an harm, however that it might have been far much less extreme”.
If necessary security measures are acceptable for automobile drivers they need to absolutely be acceptable for cyclists
He added: “He bitterly regrets his resolution on that specific event to trip with no helmet.
“He has spoken to me in a really transferring method in regards to the affect that his accidents have on his household, the guilt that he feels for the period of time they’ve needed to spend caring for him and he very a lot desires to assist different households keep away from this destiny and this Invoice will obtain this intention.”
Mr Pawsey went on: “Oliver makes the purpose that it is going to be far simpler for folks to insist that their kids put on a helmet if it turns into a authorized requirement … He finds it extraordinarily irritating at any time when he sees cyclists on the street with out helmets as a result of from his private expertise he is aware of all too properly the danger that they’re taking.”
Addressing arguments that such laws can be tough to implement, he stated: “Whereas it might actually create an extra burden on the police, it doesn’t strike me as being significantly tough to implement as compared with different offences.”
He added: “If necessary security measures are acceptable for automobile drivers they need to absolutely be acceptable for cyclists. Now we all know that cyclists are probably the most susceptible street customers.”
His Street Security (Cycle Helmets) Invoice was listed for a second studying on Friday November 24, however is unlikely to change into regulation on account of a scarcity of parliamentary time.