HC Deb 11 November 1966 vol 735 c383W
Sir G. Sinclair

asked the Minister of Transport what further steps she proposes to take to persuade the minority of motorcyclists and scooter riders who do not wear safety helmets to do so, in view of the reduction of injury to that part of the head protected by a helmet of as much as 30 per cent. to 40 per cent.; and if she is satisfied that it is not necessary to seek to make the wearing of helmets compulsory.

Mr. Swingler

My right hon. Friend is reluctant to make the wearing of safety helmets by motorcyclists compulsory for all when so many have accepted the need to wear them. We intend to continue the propaganda by all means at our disposal.