Friday, March 8, 2013

Cycling Road Rule 256. Bicycle helmets

Road Rule 256. Bicycle helmets

(1) The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted
and fastened on the rider’s head.

Note Approved bicycle helmet is defined in the dictionary.

(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to a rider who—

(a) is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under subrule (5); and

(b) is carrying written evidence of that exemption; and

(c) produces that evidence to a police officer or authorised person when
asked to do so.

Note Authorised person and police officer are defined in the dictionary.

(3) The rider of a bicycle must not carry a passenger on the bicycle unless—

(a) the passenger is wearing an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted
and fastened on the passenger’s head; or

(b) the passenger—

(i) is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under subrule (5); and

(ii) is carrying written evidence of that exemption; and

(iii) produces that evidence to a police officer or authorised person

when asked to do so.

Note Authorised person and police officer are defined in the dictionary.

(4) Subrule (3) does not apply to the rider of a three or four-wheeled bicycle who
is carrying a paying passenger.

(5) The Corporation may exempt, in writing, the rider of, or passenger on, a
bicycle from subrules (1) or (3).

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