AS SOMEONE who has often cycled on Pulau Ubin, I was horrified to read yesterday's report ('Danger spots for cyclists on Pulau Ubin'), which said that three cyclists had died in accidents on the island since 2006.
I am appalled that many cyclists place a higher priority on their comfort than their safety. While those on the roads do not hesitate to wear helmets as they know the head gear can save their lives, cyclists on Pulau Ubin have tuned out the dangers of head injuries.
Cyclists should be educated on the importance of wearing helmets. It should also be made mandatory for those renting bicycles to wear them.
Cyclists should be told in no uncertain terms that a sweaty head is better than a broken head.
Joanna Chan (Ms)
What do you think?