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舊 2009-01-25, 15:08   #1
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Austria passed Children Helmet law

A new law requiring all children under 14 to wear helmets on the slopes has been rushed into resorts in Austria following the death of a mother in a high-speed collision on the piste.

Beata Christandl died of head injuries after a collision with a German politician, Dieter Althaus, at a combined speed of 60mph. Althaus, who was wearing a helmet, survived the impact, but suffered a skull fracture and remains in a coma.

Mrs Christandl is the 17th skier to die in an accident on the piste in Austria this season, and the authorities are under increasing pressure to extend the law to cover snow-sports enthusiasts of all ages. Doctors say sustained sub-zero conditions have created faster pistes, making impacts significantly more severe when skiers collide. Christian Kaulfersch, an A&E doctor, said: “Crashes at 30mph are like falling onto concrete from a second-floor balcony.”

Austrian authorities predict 5,500 serious head injuries on the slopes this season, and Swiss resorts report about 150 cases every day. Josef Schmid, of the Austrian Skiing Federation, suggests making helmets compulsory for all skiers, he says "With the new carving skis, people tend to ski faster and over-estimate their abilities. The slopes are very busy; it's safer for everyone if you wear a helmet.”

Before now, helmet use has been mandatory only in some Italian resorts, and only for skiers under the age of 14. The British advocates helmet use for the under 13s, and for adults it's at their own discretion.

Freedom of choice for adults only obviously.

此篇文章於 2009-01-25 20:20 被 Mike 編輯。. 原因: Typo
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舊 2009-01-27, 03:44   #2
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Below is quote from news online, safety should always come first when we are out there.

According to reports in the German media, Althaus was skiing on a red piste, a medium difficulty slope which leads into the green or easy slope on which Christandl was travelling. There were warning signs at the accident spot telling skiers to slow down and the pistes were flanked by crash barriers. Both skiers were apparently moving faster than advised, according to the head of the Alpine police, Siegmund Schnabl. "According to our information, both of the people involved in the accident were travelling at around 50km per hour," he said.
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