To be honest I disagree with Wiggins too, the standard of driving is poor, drivers are impatient and drive to quickly, whether I wear a helmet or not will not protect me against that.
Road safety focus needs to be on improving driving standards, I once discussed this with a friend…
17+ year olds drive properly (stay with me), they reach a level, they pass a test, great, so they can driver properly but choose not to 🙂
Everyone else who passed their years ago who really wouldn’t pass a test should not be on the road.
Aggressive or thrill seeking, testosterone fueled drivers shouldn’t be on the road either.
Changing any driving test or requirements for new drivers completely misses the existing road dangers from “experienced”, “good” drivers!
Ride confidently and allow enough room to avoid collisions whenever possible, give large vehicles space and don’t go alongside them.