Helmet safety

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CBC News reports surprising findings on helmet safety: CBC.ca Player.

Bottom line?  Ensure you and your kids wear a helmet for tobogganing, skating and skiing.

As we mark 20 years since I proposed helmet legislation in Cote Saint-Luc leading to the first municipal bylaw in Canada, once again, I call upon the Quebec government to require helmets for all cyclists and skiers.

Our dynamic and engaged MNA, Lawrence Bergman, could be a key advocate to influence the government to take action.

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On helmets and safety

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The recent tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson after a fall on the beginner run at Mont-Tremblant underscores the critical need for helmet legislation across Quebec.

Cote Saint-Luc became the first municipality in Canada to enact a bylaw making bike helmets mandatory 18 years ago and we called upon Quebec to take action province-wide.  Yet no Quebec helmet law exists to date and preventable injuries and even deaths occur each year.    It is a shame that Quebec has yet to take action.

More than 80% of traumatic brain injuries can be prevented by wearing a helmet.

As an avid cyclist and having served five years on the Canadian Ski Patrol I cannot emphasize how important it is to wear a proper helmet for biking, in-line skating, skiing, ice skating and tobogganing.

You can search this blog for more on helmets or click the links below.

And if you feel as I do, please call your Member of the National Assembly.

Trauma and injury prevention, Montreal Children’s Hospital

CBC Living Montreal: Injury prevention – helmets