Written answers

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

9:00 pm

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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Question 145: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on introducing legislation to make it an onus on cyclists to wear safety helmets in order to decrease the risk of death and injury; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32654/07]

Photo of Noel DempseyNoel Dempsey (Minister, Department of Transport; Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No 477 of 2006) the Road Safety Authority has now responsibility for the promotion and awareness of road safety including the promotion of safety for cyclists. There are no legislative proposals under consideration to make it mandatory for all cyclists to wear helmets.

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