Do I have to wear a helmet when I ride a motorcycle or moped?

Wearing a safety helmet when riding a motorbike is essential for your personal safety, and a legal requirement for riding a motorcycle on the road. Only if you are a member of the Sikh religion and wear a turban for religious purposes are you exempt from wearing a motorcycle helmet. Your motorcycle helmet should meet the basic safety standards listed below:

  •         UNECE Regulation 22.05
  •         British Standard BS 6658:1985 carrying the British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark
  •         A level of safety accepted by a member of the EEA that provides a level of safety and protection equivalent to BS 6658:1985; it must show a mark equivalent to the BSI Kitemark.