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Arguments For and Against Mandatory Helmet Laws

Articles and information about mandatory helmet laws and the official position of the International Inline Skating Association and other organizations about mandatory helmet laws.

IISA Position on Helmet Laws
The International Inline Skating Association is in favor of mandatory helmet laws for inline skaters under the age of 18, but does not support mandatory helmet laws for adults (from IISA.org).

LAB Current Position on Helmet Laws
It appears that the League of American Bicyclists does not support helmet laws,because under "Mandatory Helmet Laws" they include this phrase: "Crash avoidance will decrease injuries and fatalities more than just wearing a helmet" (from BikeLeague.org).

LAB Position on Helmet Laws (in 1991)
As you can see from this paper, in 1991 the League of American Wheelmen was sharply divided on the issue of mandatory helmet laws (from BHSI).

le BaB Position on Helmet Laws
Le Monde Bicyclette (Citizens on Cycles) explains why their organization is against mandatory bicycle helmet laws.

A Cyclist Opposed to Mandatory Helmet Laws
The editor of "Ken Kifer's Bike Pages" explains why he is opposed to mandatory bicycle helmet laws (from kenKifer.com).

BHSI Responses to Anti-Helmet Law Advocates
Responses from the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute to public forum messages against mandatory helmet laws (from BHSI).

Bicycle Helmet Laws - by Country
A report on mandatory bicycle helmet laws outside the United States, organized by country (from BHSI).

Bicycle Helmet Laws - by USA State
A list of mandatory helmet laws in the United States, organized by state and city or region (from BHSI).

U.S. Bicycle Helmet Laws - by Effective Date
A list of mandatory helmet laws in the United States, organized by effective date of the law, with the oldest laws at the top and the newest at the bottom (from BHSI).



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