20 DECEMBER 1957, Page 18


SIR,—Your correspondents are right to suggest that it should be made compulsory for motor-cyclists to wear crash helmets, but a regulation in these terms alone would not be enough. In inquest after inquest it has been found that the deceased motor-cyclist was wearing a crash helmet at the time of the accident, but that as it was made of disguised papier mach6 or some similar substance it had afforded no protection whatsoever.—Yours faithfully, R. E. KITCHING 4 Ashfield, W etherby, Yorkshire