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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 244B

Wearing of helmets and other requirements for users of scooters

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

Rule 244B(1)(a) amended by S.R. Nos 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 8), 111/2021 rule 12(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 (3A).

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

Approved bicycle helmet is defined in the dictionary.

Rule 244B(2) amended by S.R. No. 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 8), substituted by S.R. No. 111/2021 rule 12(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 a scooter.

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

        (a)     carried by the person to whom it applies while the person is travelling on a scooter; and

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

(3A)     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.

    (4)     A person must not travel on a scooter that does not have—

        (a)     at least one effective brake; and

        (b)     a bell, horn, or similar warning device, in working order.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

    (5)     A person must not travel on a scooter at night, or in hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility, unless the scooter, or the person, displays—

        (a)     a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the scooter; and

        (b)     a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the scooter; and

        (c)     a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the scooter when light is projected onto it by a vehicle's headlight on low-beam.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Division 3—Rules for persons travelling on
electric personal transporters

Notes

1     For these Rules, a person travelling on an electric personal transporter is a pedestrian, not a rider—see rule 18(e). This Division contains rules that apply only to persons travelling on electric personal transporters.

2"     Electric personal transporter", electric personal transporter route", " electric personal transporter tour , electric personal transporter use area and travel on are defined in the dictionary.



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