I would like to remove the anomaly under British law that makes motorcyclists the only group required by statute to wear a specific item of apparel to use public roads. We already pay for the pleasure in road and petrol taxes.

The only person affected by this anachronistic law is the rider, and they should have the freedom to choose.

Why is this idea important?

If this government is serious about being less intrusive into peoples' lives and restoring civil liberties to a certain extent it must trust the individual to be responsible for their own safety and actions – and to accept the consequences of such freedoms.

This would be a great headliner for the government, as I can see no way in which it would adversely affect anybody who does choose to wear a crash helmet on their motorcycle.

Please reference Fred Hill in Hansard.

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