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Bradley Wiggins' helmet demand is a diversion in the road safety debate | Ashok Sinha -
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The suggestion that helmet compulsion could have prevented the death of a cyclist at Olympic Park is clearly wrong Bradley Wiggins' call for helmet compulsion in the wake of the death of the 28-year-old cyclist who was run over last night by a bus at a notoriously dangerous junction outside the Olympic Park – while well-meant – is a serious diversion from the real issue of reducing danger to cyclists at source. The best way to reduce instances of death and serious injury to cyclists is to tackle problems such as high traffic speed and volumes in urban areas, install safe infrastructure such as dedicated cycle lanes and safe junction layouts, and improve the behaviour of all road users in the UK. Tragically, last night's cyclist fatality outside the Olympic Park took place at a location that we've been warning the Olympic authorities about for six years. The junction where the East Cross Route meets Ruckholt Road is a known danger spot that has been made worse by temporary...
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