Bike helmets have been shown to reduce the number of motorcycle-related head injuries in British Columbia.
The province is among the fastest-growing markets in the world for bicycle helmets.
It is among a growing number of Canadian jurisdictions that have passed laws that require bicycle helmets be worn at all times, including in parks and on streets where motor vehicles are not allowed.
The B.S. Government says the province has seen a 40 percent decrease in the number and number of motor vehicle-related deaths since 2011.
While helmet legislation has been a hot topic, it has been more than five years since a single case of motor-vehicle-related injury was reported in B, the first such case reported in the province.
The B.L.S.’s B.F.T. (bicycle transport and transit) Association says helmet legislation in B., which covers the province’s major centres, was passed in 2013.
B.C.’s Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law in February 2017 and went into effect in January 2018.
Under the law, helmet use is mandatory on motorcycles.
It requires helmet wearing by all people on motor vehicles.
The law was expanded to include buses and vans in December 2019.
Last month, the B.D. Teachers’ Federation voted to oppose a bill that would require bike helmets on buses and taxis, but not school buses.
B.A.T.’s Ride Bikes B.V. said in a statement that the association supported the B.,F.S.-led opposition to mandatory helmet wearing, but was not opposed to the proposed legislation.
Bikes with helmets are used to ensure safety for people riding and driving bikes, it said.
“The B.’s ride bike advocates do not support mandatory helmet legislation.
We believe the B.’
should move ahead with a law that protects all riding- and driving-related users, while also ensuring that there is a safe and accessible place to ride and drive,” the group said.
The group’s national advocacy director, Bob Riddell, said in an email that the group does not support requiring helmets on school buses and bicycles.
It was the third year in a row that B.P.C.-owned bikes had to be inspected for compliance with the law.
On Dec. 12, the province also announced it was changing the way it calculates the number who fall into the BTD category.
While the B,F.
and B.T.-owned motorcycles are subject to the same safety requirements as the public transit buses, the two groups are now expected to report to the Ministry of Transportation in the next few months to get their bike-related information.