Is it illegal to not wear a helmet on a motorcycle UK?
Safety helmets – the law
By law you must wear a safety helmet when riding a motorcycle or quad bike on the road. All helmets sold in the UK must either: meet with British Standard BS 6658:1985 and carry the BSI Kitemark.
Is it legal to ride a motorbike without a helmet?
Wearing a safety helmet is a legal requirement for moped and motorcycle riders – this includes passengers on a pillion seat, but not those in a sidecar. The only exception to this rule is if you are a member of the Sikh religion, and you wear a turban. Your helmet must meet strict standards.
Is it legal to wear half helmet in the UK?
No, DOT helmets are not legal in the UK; DOT is a US standard and does not apply in the UK.
Do Sikhs have to wear a crash helmet in the UK?
Turban wearing Sikhs have been exempt from wearing head protection on construction sites since 1989. The existing exemption created an anomaly by applying to construction sites, but not to less hazardous environments – the government has taken action to correct this.
Are open face helmets legal UK?
Are open face motorcycle helmets legal in the UK? Open face helmets offer a little more protection than half helmets, however, the answer is the same. Any open face helmet needs to meet British safety standards in order to be considered legal. Again, SHARP only tests full face and system (flip visor) helmets.
Can I wear a turban instead of a crash helmet?
Motorcycle helmets are widely cited as a lifesaving piece of equipment, however helmets are considered to be in direct violation of a Sikh religious dictate which states that Sikh men must not wear any head covering other than the Sikh turban.
Can you wear a turban instead of a motorcycle helmet?
Sikhs who wear a turban can ride a motorcycle or off-highway vehicle without using a helmet.
Can a Sikh ride a motorcycle without a helmet?
On all journeys, the rider and pillion passenger on a motorcycle, scooter, moped or motor quadricycle, also called quadbike, must wear a protective helmet. This does not apply to a follower of the Sikh religion while wearing a turban. Helmets must comply with the regulations and they must be fastened securely.