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Essential Travel Announce Helmet Wearing Mandatory for Wintersport Insurance Cover

Research by travel insurance specialist, Essential Travel, has revealed that 77% of skiers/snowboarders are now wearing helmets when they hit the slopes - a 15% increase since 2010 when the "Use Your Head"campaign was launched. The poll also confirmed that of these, 73% felt that they should be rewarded for decision to protect themselves by paying lower travel insurance premiums.

As a result, from November 1st it is mandatory to wear a helmet in order to benefit from the protection offered on all Essential Travel's Winter sports Insurance policies - skiers who do not wear a helmet will risk invalidating their policy.

Essential Travel's Stuart Bensusan comments: "Whilst it is true that a helmet does not reduce all sports injury, it seriously reduces the risk of potentially fatal injuries. That alone warrants making wearing helmets compulsory, and we choose...

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