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Horse riding helmets to be worn by riders under 18

    (1)     If a rider, or other person being carried by a horse, is under the age of 18 years, they must, while riding or being carried by the horse, wear a securely fitted and fastened approved horse riding helmet unless—

Rule 303A(1)(a) amended by S.R. Nos 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 20), 111/2021 rule 16(1).

        (a)     a registered medical practitioner has issued a certificate under subrule (2); and

        (b)     the rider or other person, as the case may be, complies with subrule (3).

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Rule 303A(2) amended by S.R. No. 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 20), substituted by S.R. No. 111/2021 rule 16(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 riding helmet while riding or being carried by a horse.

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

        (a)     carried by the person to whom it applies while the person is riding or being carried by the horse; and

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

Rule 303A(4) amended by S.R. No. 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 20).

    (4)     In this rule "approved horse riding helmet" means a helmet that is approved, for the purposes of these Rules, by the Secretary under rule 407(e).

Division 3—Obeying directions

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