MP makes call for compulsory helmets Cyclists Helmets 09.06.2008 Following the injury of a Northamptonshire teenager the government has been urged to make it compulsory for young cyclists to wear helmets.The issue was raised in the Commons by Wellingborough MP Peter Bone who insisted the time was right for tough action to be brought in to protect young bike riders.Mr Bone's call for action was prompted by the case of 15-year-old Alex Williams who suffered bleeding to the brain after colliding with a van.Mr Bone said: "Alex Williams was taken into intensive care after he was in collision with a car while riding his bike. You can't tell teenagers something they do not want to hear such as wearing cycle helmets. The only way to make them hear is to make it a law."Transport minister Rosie Winterton said: "It is an option we look at from time to time but there are no plans to make it compulsory at present."We are currently carrying out a study into the effectiveness of wearing helmets."Copyright © PA Business 2008David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell: "Alex Williams terrible road traffic accident is yet another accident involving cyclists not wearing a safety helmet."I welcome the call for the use of helmets to be made mandatory."Sadly, I represent many people injured or killed in road traffic accidents including accidents involving both cyclists and motorcyclists." Related articles 23.05.2017Terminally Ill Hospital Worker Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis 23.05.2017Taylor Report Expected To Recommend Right To Request Guaranteed Hours 23.05.2017Tribunal To Determine Status Of Deliveroo Riders 22.05.2017Former Commercial Manager Appeals To Former Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Diagnosis 22.05.2017Wallsend Road Bridge Asbestos Removal Welcomed 'But Questions Remain'