International-standard helmets are now available for sale throughout Australia after the Federal Government changed the rules that made them illegal for sale, even though Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory have already made them legal to wear.
Now riders should be able to access a wider range of safer helmets.
They should also be cheaper because they don’t have to be tested and approved again in Australia, which adds costs to the helmet importer who passes that on to the buyer.
importer Robert Ferrington.
“We have been moving quite a few ECE helmets with full knowledge of the ACCC,” he says.
“As it stands the ACCC will neither prosecute nor give us a leave pass until the law is amended in January.”