29 April 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The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014 have also been updated to remove outdated British Standards and Japanese helmet models all pre-dating 1988.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
Friends and family members who are worried about someone’s fitness to drive can now access an online resource to support them with advice on what to do.
Motorists are advised that a new red light and speed camera will be activated at the Globe Derby Drive/Port Wakefield Road intersection, Globe Derby Park, on Wednesday, 8 January.
Works to improve ride quality will be undertaken on McIntyre Road between The Golden Way and Wright Road, commencing each night from 7pm, Tuesday, 18 February to 6am, Friday, 6 March, weather permitting.
The South Australian Government is delivering $7.39 million worth of essential resurfacing works to five sections of the South Eastern Freeway between Mount Barker and Callington, with night works beginning this week.