The motorcycle helmets debate continues to rage in the US.
As more people buy new helmets, the debate over whether they’re safe has continued.
But the question remains: Should a helmet be required?
Read moreRead moreNews headlinesJuly 31, 2018 10:06:37Two more cyclists have been killed in two weeks in Canada.
Two people have been seriously injured.
And now a third cyclist has died after riding into a barrier in Quebec.
The latest tragedy comes as many of Canada’s provinces are debating whether or not to mandate helmet use on cyclists.
“There are people out there who have said that the helmet is the only way to protect your head,” says one cyclist who spoke to CBC News by phone.
“But you need to have a good reason to go for the helmet, too.
You need to know if you’re going to die.”
The province of Ontario has been considering a plan that would require helmet use for everyone who rides on the roads.
That plan has not yet been approved by the provincial government.
“I think there is a perception that we’re not serious about helmets, that we don’t have a real plan to get to the helmet mandate,” said provincial transportation minister Brad Duguid.
Duguid said the province has been meeting with cycling groups and cyclists and “we are trying to get the information out to them.”
The idea of mandating helmets is being put forward in several countries, but it’s not the first time it’s been debated.
In 2016, the Dutch government said it would consider a helmet mandate for cyclists.
The Canadian government’s proposal is different.
“We’re taking the helmet off of our heads,” Duguid told CBC News in an interview.
“That’s not what we’ve been doing for decades,” he added.
“So we’re going after what people really need, what they want to see is a plan to actually address that.
And the helmets are there, they’re actually helping a lot of people.”
They’re really helping to protect people’s heads and reduce their risk.
“Dugid also said that he doesn’t want to create an issue where cyclists have to wait years before they get their helmets.”
The helmet is just a part of life.
In a letter to the editor in the National Post, Toronto Mayor John Tory said the issue of mandatory helmets is important.””
It’s a part that you get used to.”
In a letter to the editor in the National Post, Toronto Mayor John Tory said the issue of mandatory helmets is important.
“It is time for the Canadian government to put its focus on making sure we protect people from motor vehicle fatalities and injury,” Tory wrote.
“This is something we need to tackle together.”