Is the ‘nanny state’ having an effect on cycling numbers?

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Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm’s Senate inquiry into ‘nanny state’ laws has raised the issue of mandatory bike helmet laws. A number of submissions have come out against them on personal choice grounds and a good deal also claim the laws actually endanger our health by discouraging people to ride. So is this true?

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