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Compulsary Helmet Wear-Northern Europe

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by psmiffy, 5 Jun 2008.

  1. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    Has anything changed in the last 12months?

    In particular - Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway

    (there was a post a few months back with a nice table in it summarising the various rules/restrictions but I can't find it)
     
  2. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Belgium. The federal government (which includes a few weekend warrior roadies) has unequivocally ruled against the introduction of compulsion in helmet wearing. I got an article about it from the equivalent of the CTC a few weeks ago. Dunno about any others.
     
  3. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    Holland doesn't seem to have a helmet law, at least if it has no one takes any notice of it.
     
  4. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Only Finland and Sweden have compulsory helmet laws... but they're fairly relaxed about them.
     
  5. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Hmmmmmm. May be off into Sweden at the end of my ride round part of the North Sea route. Bugger.....
     
  6. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Germany's not compulsory although use is fairly widespread. I would recommend wearing one when cycling in busy built up areas. It would never occur to me to wear one on the country roads/bike paths but I suppose you just have to use your own skill and judgement.
     
  7. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    I cycled in sweden and finland last summer and did not wear helmet and nothing was said- but i know there are some restrictons but I can't seem to find anything in english that will tell me what they are
     
  8. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Cycle helmets are banned in Amsterdam aren't they? About the only thing that is.
     
  9. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    In Sweden the law is that under 15s must wear a helmet while cycling. If you're older than 15 then it's up to the individual.
     
  10. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    Merci Beucoup Carwash
     
  11. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    Ingen orsak. :ohmy: