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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—

        (a)     the Corporation 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.

    (2)     The Corporation may issue a certificate stating that it would be 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.

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

Division 3—Obeying directions

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