The US and Europe are moving in the right direction, with the latest helmet law.
But the European Parliament says it wants to put a stop to the trend, and wants to give manufacturers more time to make helmets.
“It’s a problem.
It’s very bad,” said the European Parliamentary Council, which represents the 27 European Union nations.
“It’s not about saving lives.
It should be about making the helmet safer, but more importantly, protecting people’s health.”
European Commission spokesman Christoph Schindler said the current helmets law “is outdated and does not cover the risks”.
“It will be up to the manufacturers to demonstrate that their helmets are effective in protecting people,” he said.
The European Parliament wants the European Commission to make the helmet law more inclusive and more effective.
The current legislation has been criticised for not including more stringent safety standards, such as wearing protective gear at night, and not covering older models.
But the European Council said the new rules would address the most serious issues: that helmets are not only more effective, but also safer.
More to come.