Hard-headed Cyclists Resist Helmet Bill

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Democratic State Senator Carol Liu of La Canada says she wants more people to ride bicycles. Now she's proposed a new law requiring that adult riders wear helmets — just like kids have been doing for decades. Despite studies showing "substantial protection" from injuries in accidents, the California Bicycle Coalition is up in arms. We find out why.

Credits

Guests:
Russ Rader - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - @iihs_autosafety , Dave Snyder - California Bicycle Coalition - @CalBike, Frederick Rivara - University of Washington

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Gideon Brower