Motorcycle helmet laws raised in Senate

The Australian Senate has been urged to amend the Australia Standard for motorcycle helmets to “reflect the current global market”. Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir of Victoria has told parliament there are conflicts between some states which restrict helmets to the Australian Standard and other states such as Queensland and Victoria which accept …

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Loopholes sought over helmet cameras

Helmet camera laws are being tested in a Victorian Magistrates’ Court where a rider is defending a fine of $289 and three demerit points for “failure to wear an approved helmet”. Defendant Max Lichenbaum’s case was put forward in the Frankton Magistrates Court this morning. Malcolm Cumming of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, explained that the arguments …

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Feds should step in on helmet laws

The Federal Government needs to resolve the issue of states having different interpretations of helmet laws, says an industry spokesman. Rhys Griffiths, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries motorcycle spokesman, welcomes the recent commitment by the Federal Government to harmonise Australian Design Rules (ADRs) with UN vehicle regulations and hopes it can be extended to helmet …

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