"We can reduce the number of heavy injuries by 42 percent. This equals 431 cyclists each year. When we look at young children, we see that 9 in 10 of the toddlers aged between 0 and 5 years suffer head injuries in a cycling accident, also when no cars or other traffic is involved", Danny Smagghe points out.
In Belgium, it is not compulsory for cyclists to wear a helmet. Touring is not demanding to make it obligatory, but is asking parents "to give the right example" to their children.