Canadians: Put On Your Ski Helmets HosersBy Rocky Thompson on November 7th, 2012
A new law requiring skiers in Nova Scotia to wear helmets took effect yesterday, and scofflaws will be subject to $250 fines. Over the past decade this region of Canada has seen about one traumatic brain injury per year, and the new law seeks to reduce concussions. I suppose we get all “nanny state” upset but on the other hand, Canada has nationalized health care. Making people wear helmets is as much about protecting their health budgets as it is about saving lives. And at least they didn’t ban drinking Molsons while skiing.