Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for religiou

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Re: Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for reli

Postby Adam S » 29 Aug 2013, 7:15pm

Don't we (or didn't we at one time) have a similar exemption for Sikhs (and presumably others who must wear religious headwear) on motorcycles? Or is that just an urban myth?

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Re: Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for reli

Postby irc » 29 Aug 2013, 9:12pm

Adam S wrote:Don't we (or didn't we at one time) have a similar exemption for Sikhs (and presumably others who must wear religious headwear) on motorcycles? Or is that just an urban myth?


On all journeys, the rider and pillion passenger on a motorcycle, scooter or moped MUST wear a protective helmet. This does not apply to a follower of the Sikh religion while wearing a turban.


https://www.gov.uk/rules-motorcyclists- ... e-83-to-88

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Re: Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for reli

Postby NUKe » 29 Aug 2013, 9:24pm

Adam S wrote:Don't we (or didn't we at one time) have a similar exemption for Sikhs (and presumably others who must wear religious headwear) on motorcycles? Or is that just an urban myth?

Not a myth,
One man went to prison several times because he believed it was discrimination. If you want to know more Google Fred Hill. Funnily enough the Motorcyle Action Group who still campaign for non Compulsion use a lot of the same arguements we do.
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Re: Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for reli

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Aug 2013, 10:02pm

Setting aside for a moment the interpretation others have placed on the motorcycle helmet exemption for Sikhs, IIRC, part of the argument of campaigners for the exemption was that when Sikhs were fighting - as British subjects - for the British Empire, the British Govt., wasn't remotely concerned whether a turban afforded similar protection to a steel helmet.

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Re: Bike helmet law exemption allowed in Queensland for reli

Postby irc » 29 Aug 2013, 11:40pm

NUKe wrote:[. Funnily enough the Motorcyle Action Group who still campaign for non Compulsion use a lot of the same arguements we do.


Though they can't use the cycling as safe as walking argument as motorcycle death rates dwarf any other method of transport. Despite proper helmets.