GLOBAL NEWS | The opposition at Montreal city hall wants to make cycling safer for children

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Published: 6Sep2019

Montreal’s opposition party, Ensemble Montreal, wants to make the streets of the city safer for children on bicycles. Opposition leader Lionel Perez said he will ask the mayor to make helmets mandatory for riders under the age of 18.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) pediatric surgeon Dr. Hussein Wissanji said head injuries are a common occurrence in the emergency, and cycling without a helmet is part of the problem. “We learned that nearly one child out of two who consulted our emergency department was not wearing a helmet at the time of injury,” said Wissanji.

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