In 1995 Bernie Simpson C.M., then the MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview, led the movement for the introduction of the Bike Helmet Legislation in BC. This legislation has reduced the number of brain injuries caused by bicycle/motor vehicle collisions.
At the time the legislation was introduced, an average of six people a year were being killed in BC for not wearing bike helmets.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Simpson was awarded the prestigious Eloisa Delorenzo International Award by the International Brian Injury Association at a dinner in Washington, DC.
The BC Brain Injury Association, who is also proud of their role in the bike helmet legislation, stated the following:
“Special thanks to MLA Bernie Simpson Vancouver, who took up this cause and made it a reality this year.”