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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 244P

Wearing of bicycle helmets by persons travelling on electric personal transporters

    (1)     A person travelling on an electric personal transporter on a road or road related area must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the person's head, unless—

Rule 244P(1)(a) amended by S.R. Nos 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 10), 111/2021 rule 13(1).

        (a)     a registered medical practitioner has issued a certificate to the person under subrule (2) and the person complies with subrule (3); or


        (b)     the person is exempt from this rule under subrule (4).

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

Approved bicycle helmet is defined in the dictionary.

Rule 244P(2) amended by S.R. No. 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 10), substituted by S.R. No. 111/2021 rule 13(2).

    (2)     A registered medical practitioner may issue a certificate stating that, because of a disability or medical condition, it is impracticable, undesirable or inexpedient that the person named in the certificate wear a bicycle helmet while travelling on an electric personal transporter.

    (3)     A certificate issued under subrule (2) must be—

        (a)     carried by the person to whom it applies while the person is travelling on an electric personal transporter; and

        (b)     produced by the person to a police officer or authorised person when requested to do so.

    (4)     A person is exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet under subrule (1) if—

        (a)     the person is a member of a religious group; and

        (b)     the person is wearing a type of headdress customarily worn by members of that group; and

        (c)     the wearing of the headdress makes it impracticable for the person to wear a bicycle helmet.



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