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NORTHERN TERRITORY CONSOLIDATED REGULATIONS
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS - SECT 86 Helmets for cyclists
(1) For the purposes of rule 256, the requirement to wear an approved bicycle helmet does not apply to a person over 17 years of age if he or she is riding or being carried on a bicycle:
(a) on a public place;
(b) on a bicycle path or shared path; or
(c) in an area declared by the Minister, by notice in the Gazette, to be a bicycle helmet exemption area.
(2) In this regulation, a bicycle path does not include a bicycle lane that is not separated from the part of the road used by motor vehicles by a physical structure or barrier in addition to or in substitution for the lane line.
(3) In this regulation and rule 256, an approved bicycle helmet is a helmet that:
(a) complies with Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063:1996 - Pedal Cycle Helmets; or
(b) is approved by the Registrar.
"What a difference a state makes!" - arguably a small glimmer of light in the tunnel!
Yet the intricate legislative provisions (like when is a 'public place' a 'public place'?) must be problematic to 'police', inevitably leading to further unnecessary and largely unenforced law.
Why do our politicians thrive on this stuff?
When it's our turn here in NSW, let's go the 'full monty'!!!!!
REPEAL ALL MANDATORY HELMET LAWS AT ALL TIMES!