(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.
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.