Archive for the ‘Letters’ Category

Federal government abandons compulsory helmets policy

The Federal Government instigated in 1989 the nationwide policy of compulsion to wear a helmet, by offering ‘black spot’ funding for roads to the states and territories. All complied by 1992. In 2009, CRAG made a comprehensive submission to the Prime Minister calling for the Government’s policy on helmets to be based on sound evidence of […]

Submission to Treasurer November 2010

10 November 2010 The Hon. Wayne Swan MP Treasurer Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Dear Mr Swan, mandatory standard for BICYCLE HELMETS I am writing to draw your attention to a deficiency in the mandatory standard for bicycle helmets and to a lack of due process in the review of it that the ACCC conducted […]


1. Introduction This submission comments upon the specific application of the three key questions of the Consultation to cyclists. Enclosure A, being my chapter 6 of the book Transportation Accident Analysis and Prevention provides supporting data and argument. References to it are simply by page number designated as [141] etc. Other references are listed in […]

Submission to the Prime Minister April 2009

Following CRAG’s submission, the federal government abandoned its policy of supporting compulsory bicycle helmets, stating in a letter to CRAG that “helmet wearing policies are entirely determined at a state and territory government level”. blank SUBMISSION ON BICYCLE HELMETS Introduction When the then Prime Minister Hawke announced the ‘black spots’ program in December 1989 to […]


In August 1998, Austroads Inc., a body comprising Australian transport authorities, invited comments on a consultation paper for a national cycling strategy. On behalf of CRAG, Bill Curnow submitted the following comments. COMMENTS ON “CYCLING AUSTRALIA, THE NATIONAL STRATEGY, COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PAPER, AUGUST 1998″ The paper does not give any attention to the effects that […]

Submission to the National Road Transport Commission

Entrenchment of Helmet Laws in Australian Road Rules by Bill Curnow 18 August 1997 Under an agreement by all governments in Australia, the National Road Transport Commission is developing Australian Road Rules that all road users in Australia will need to follow. Draft rules were released for public comment in 1994. In the light of […]

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