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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 256

Bicycle helmets

256 Bicycle helmets

(1) The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head, unless the rider is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Approved bicycle helmet" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) A passenger on a bicycle that is moving, or is stationary but not parked, must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the passenger’s head, unless the passenger is:
(a) a paying passenger on a three or four-wheeled bicycle, or
(b) exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) The rider of a bicycle must not ride with a passenger on the bicycle unless the passenger complies with subrule (2).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.



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