Not only is it against the law not to wear a helmet, it has to be approved to UK/EU standards, but you'd be very unlucky to get done for using a US helmet ( I used to have one). None of those small helmets wore by Harley riders or German WWII helmets either. As for dark visors, it should let 75% (I think) of light through, but again a cop <BR>would be having a really bad day to stop you for it, unless you were wearing it at night. If you had an accident while wearing one you might get in trouble as well. <BR> <BR>* Carry a BSI kitemark <BR>* Comply with British Standard BS 6658 or the newer UN ECE 22.05 mark of approval <BR> <BR>I would guess it's 3 points on your license but don't quote me on it. <BR> <BR>You don't have to wear a helmet if you're Sikh and wear a turban or you're riding in a sidecar. <BR> <BR>If you don't wear a helmet and the police try to stop you, you could try to make a break for it. Some police forces have been told not to chase bikers without helmets in case they cause an accident and the biker sues. Don't get me started on this one...
[ This message was edited by: Antmakka on 2007-01-25 10:33 ]
Certainly not covered under the Civil Liberties Act.
It appears that this is not an endorseable offence as it endangers no-one but the rider, however, it is a legal requirement so there will be a fine. Presumably this is about the same level as not wearing a seatbelt so I would imagine Â£60.
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