Monday, June 15, 2015

Helmets

This post has been knocking around in the back of my mind for some time now - ever since I was offered a photo to post of a child in a TrailRider without a helmet

There were, of course, some very real reasons why the child did not have a helmet but the thought prevailed - Should anyone, ever, ride without a helmet?

The argument was presented that a waiver could have been lodged (it wasn't by the way) such that the TrailRider provider was exempted from any insurance claim if there was an injury or worse. However I have found no legal expert who could say that a waiver, under Australian law, was watertight.

That leaves me concluding that it is the absolute bottom line of all TrailRider use. The first serious accident or death of a rider could be a death knell for the TrailRider in Australia.

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