Aussie Sikhs and Muslims no longer have to wear a helmet on bikes- While other riders still face fines of up to $344 for cycling without one

Sikh bicycling

Source: Daily Mail

By Kylie Stevens

Police in Canberra will no longer issue fines to riders who wear a headdress for religious reasons caught riding without a helmet.

The new road safety regulations, which quietly came into effect in December, won’t apply to other riders who will still be fined if they’re caught riding a bike or personal mobility device without a helmet in the nation’s capital.

ACT roads minister Shane Rattenbury spruiked the new laws as particularly important to Sikhs, whose headwear makes it difficult to wear a helmet while cycling.

Read Further

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The Muslim Times’ Chief Editor’s comment: We promote Hijab and modest dressing, but it should not preclude use of helmet for personal safety

 

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