New Zealand has aÂ madatory helmet law
Of course, you are still free to choose whether or not you wear a helmet but you need to factor a potential $55 helmet infringement fine into your decision making.
Cycling in Auckland does not support the mandatory helmet law.
- The keyÂ reasonsÂ it is a bad idea
- Cycling Health New Zealand
- Mandatory bicycle helmet laws in New Zealand
David Haywood covered this very well on RadioNZ’s Nine to Noon: http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20100616-1148-Science_-_David_Haywood-048.mp3
The compulsory helmet law onlyÂ appliesÂ to Bicycles, you are not required to wear a helmet whilst riding a tricycle or a unicyle
I can legally choose to engage in many life threatening activities without safety equipment but not the life enhancing activity of cycling – upside down thinking!