Hi All,I am looking for some help and or advice. Let me explain. Back in February I was pulled over in St. Kilda by a Police officer while out riding my bike. He pulled me over for not wearing a…Continue
"From one friend to another:
"Jeremy Miller Read the post on Melb Cyclists and extend my sympathies for not being able to get a helmet that fits! My current Met helmet is the Predatore model - it is their XL model, the Met helmet I had…"
"A good mate of mine rocks an exceptionally large noggin as well.
I'll ask him what his road style helmet is but I know his skate style one is a Nutcase. Despite being listed as 64 cm it is reported to fit larger heads than that.
"Thank you again for all of the comments. Perhaps I did not explain myself clearly. it is not that I refuse to wear a helmet as per Susan Abbott, I do not subscripbe to her point of view. My issue is that none of the helmet manufacturers…"
"Why not just buy one of the oversized ones from overseas and wear it. You'll not be stopped by the police if you have a helmet on, regardless of whether it meets Australian standards or not - how could they tell? Like wearing a seatbelt in a…"
"There is a provision in I think the Magistrate's act which allows them to record no conviction and dismiss the case if they think it is not worth convicting you. Can't remember the section. You can ask for such a dismissal.
Then you can go…"
"The infringement will be heard in a Magistrates Court so there will be no precedent set in that court in relation to this sort of prosecution as the decision of one magistrate is not binding upon the other, and the cases are not reported in any…"
"Thank you all. The law states apprpriately fitting bicycle helmet, so the motorcycle option is still breaking the law, and I'd look like an idiot. Was it a 66cm motorbike helmet or bicycle helmet you were referring to, as all the major…"
"I expect you are going to lose this one, one thing you probably could have done would be to state your case to the authorities before being pulled over. I am not in the legal game but if you could have obtained an exemption due to the fact that…"
"The prosecutor does not need to establish that there are helmets available in Australia that will fit. At law the only issue is whether there was a breach of the regulations or not ie.was a complying helmet being worn at the time of the infringement…"
"I think the real question needs to be... is there any law saying you can't wear a motorcycle helmet in place of a bicycle helmet.
I would imagine any competant prosecutor would be able to argue that there are plenty of helmets on the…"
Hi All,I am looking for some help and or advice. Let me explain. Back in February I was pulled over in St. Kilda by a Police officer while out riding my bike. He pulled me over for not wearing a helmet, the circumference of my head is just over 65cm, and as such I cannot get a helmet that fits, as the biggest most companies make is 63cm. I explained this to the officer but he didn't care or didn't listen or more likely both, as he ended the conversation with "there is a bike shop at the top of…See More
"I'd love to wear a helmet, even if there is a small chance it will make a difference. However, my head is too big.I have a circumference of 65cm, and the biggest helmet I can purchase is 63cm. I recently got pulled over by the police, and even…"