29 Apr 2016
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas has announced that European ECE 22.05 standard helmets are now legal to be worn by motorcyclists in South Australia.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 was developed from an in depth study of head injuries to motorcycle riders and is used in Europe and many other countries around the world.
The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014 have also been updated to remove outdated British Standards and Japanese helmet models all pre-dating 1988.
Provisions allowing a bicycle helmet to be used by a motorcycle passenger under the age of six years have also been removed.
These changes mean that helmets worn by motorcyclists in South Australia must meet any of three standards and bear a relevant certification mark:
These helmet standards are approved for use in the majority of states and territories.
For more information on motorcycle helmets and protective clothing visit http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motorcycle-licence/the-riders-handbook/protective-clothing
Traffic lights will be upgraded at the intersection of South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.