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Encouraging the use of cycle helmets—effect of a brief intervention

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 28 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b119
  1. Nigel A Williams, general practitioner, Sighthill Health Centre, Edinburgh
  1. drnwilliams{at}

    Debate continues about whether cyclists should wear helmets and, if so, whether legislation should compel them to do so. I tend to wear my cycle helmet only when in the mood to do so.

    Recently, I was cycling home bareheaded after an afternoon surgery. A …

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