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Snow? The government Charest there thinks
« Return to the New November 25 2005
The government Charest examines the possibility to impose the harbor of the helmet to the users of the parks to snows, these sections of the centers reserved skiings to the amateurs of strong sensations.
“We look at this possibility. We did not again return to return the obligatory helmet, but one tests the pulse, one examines this eventuality”, said the minister of the Sport and Leisure, John marc Fournier, at the time of a press conference Thursday to the national assembly.
The minister Fournier is preoccupied by “the important increase” number of injuries suffered each year by the young enamoured one of jumps, of half moons and of ramps.
Of fact, the popularity of the board to snows climbs in arrow to the Quebec but the number of accidents follows the even bends.
According to the last available data, the cases of accidents with injuries in board to snows quintupled in 10 years.
Nevertheless, certain accidents easily could be avoided if usage stricter norms were adopted, estimated MR. Fournier.
“There is people that have not any experience and will try that while being said: if this is there, one can do it. But this is an error. It is necessary norms to assure the security. One does not do skiing to go to the hospital”, he emphasizes.
If it did not again do his nest on the relevance to return the harbor of the obligatory helmet, the minister nevertheless is determined to impose a more squeezed supervision to the promoters of parks to snows.
“It is necessary to review how are constructed the parks to snows. It is necessary to establish a certain manner to do them, to prepare them”, he has mentioned.
The ministry counts to set up a work group formed of the representatives of the skiing centers and authorities of public health, in order to identify the measures more likely to reinforce the security of the “extreme skiing” practiced in the parks to snows.
The question of the security in the skiing centers was raised at the time of the public investigation that has just finished the coroner Andrée Kronstrvm, comparatively to the death of two young men on skiing slopes of the Quebec, to the winter 2003.
According to the one of the quoted studies during the audiences, the harbor of the helmet by the skiers would reduce of 56 percent the risk of injuries engrave to the head and of 29 percent the risk of injuries to the head all degrees of confused seriousness.