A District Court judge in New South Wales, Australia has overturned a ruling against Sue Abbott, a long-time bicyclist who chooses to ride without a helmet despite the mandatory helmet law in Australia. From the Sydney Morning Herald:
“Having read all the material, I think I would fall down on your side of the ledger,” the judge told Ms Abbott after she had spelt out her case against the laws that exist in few countries other than Australia and New Zealand.
”I frankly don’t think there is anything advantageous and there may well be a disadvantage in situations to have a helmet – and it seems to me that it’s one of those areas where it ought to be a matter of choice.”
It’ll be very interesting to see where this leads.