Written answers

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Department of Transport

Proposed Legislation

10:00 am

Photo of Noel AhernNoel Ahern (Dublin North West, Fianna Fail)
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Question 163: To ask the Minister for Transport the position regarding the wearing of helmets by cyclists; in relation to school children, if it is currently policy to encourage the wearing of such helmets or if it has the back up of legislation; and if he will consider introducing legislation in view of the urgent need for same due to the fact that children feel they are victimised if seen to be wearing helmets which are unfashionable and thus will not wear same. [46957/10]

Photo of Noel DempseyNoel Dempsey (Minister, Department of Transport; Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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Under the Road Safety Authority (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), this is a matter for the Road Safety Authority.

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