(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