Helmets

ACT roads minister Shane Rattenbury (pictured) said the exemption was introduced in response to concerns raised by the community
 
 
The Minister states he has been contacted by certain communities!
Well if it is good enough for the Goose it is good enough for the Gander.
 
People that refuse to wear helmets and have a head trauma should not be expecting the taxpayer to fund their medical treatment I feel.

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I think that NSW is now the only state  without an exemption to its helmet laws, despite repeated lobbying attempts from impacted religious groups.

NSW cyclists caught riding not wearing a helmet cop a hefty $344 fine.

...and rightly so, cyclists should also be registered and pay for the upkeep of the streets.

Could not agree more Suze.  Cyclists and motor cycllists should obay the same road rules also.  Especially undertaking by cyclists.  Stop asking drivers to be aware of cyclists ask cyclists to ride safely.

Regardless of any sort of religious beleif ALL should wear a helmet. If not and they are injured, then they foot the medical bill themselves. This religious beleif is getting out of hand and must be curtailed as it should be one law for all in safety rules.

As they all said. We shouldn't have to pay for their stupidity. We do in a lot of other instances (smoking comes to mind, ditto obesity (puts up flame shields!)

But to take it a step further, why dont the health funds offer support by having a "no-helmet, no cover" clause? Its done with smokers (but up front, in the premiums). 

Health funds? Come on...

ditto for anti-vaxers!

Totally agree. This new rule really makes me angry. Why should we support and pay for those simply because of their so called religious beliefs?  Next we will have horse riders and jockeys wanting to be exempt from riding with a helmet because of religious beliefs. If they have an accident, they should have to pay for it. And go one step further. Should be the same with smokers.


People that refuse to wear helmets and have a head trauma should not be expecting the taxpayer to fund their medical treatment. 

It is not in itelf as religious belief not to wear a helmet but the result of a religious belief regarding not cutting the hair that leads to the need to wear a turban over which a helmet cannot fit.

I don't takes sides either way but just clarifyng the issue.

Personally my thoughts are that too many of our basic rights are being traded off to those who claim a special consideration because of their religious beliefs.   

It is not in itelf as religious belief not to wear a helmet but the result of a religious belief regarding not cutting the hair that leads to the need to wear a turban over which a helmet cannot fit.

I don't takes sides either way but just clarifyng the issue.

Personally my thoughts are that too many of our basic rights are being traded off to those who claim a special consideration because of their religious beliefs.   

Yes, not cutting the hair. No problem. Must they wear the turban over it? I’m sure I’ve seen Seiks at the beach with just the plait hanging down.

Strange that Australia allows, inter alia, freedom of religion but somehow there are people who want to ignore that freedom if it means that someone gets more than they do. Perhaps it should be pointed out that during WWll, those turban wearing Sikhs fought bravely whilst shunning helmets in the name of their religion. We have bushfires killing people destroying homes and livestock, not to mention native animals and the only topic some people want to discuss is trivia.

NO Horace, it's not trivia we want to discuss, but truth!

20,000 India troops in British uniforms surrended to the Japanese in Malaya and fought along side them against Australian troops. 

 

 

Thanks, Yeah, right, there were 2,500,000 Indian volunteers in WWll and you choose to highlight less than a trivial 1%.

Dont have a problem with this. If they have enough hair on their bonce that would protect them anyway. just as good as a helmet!

I'm surprised they don't allow over seventies to go without a helmet. Is there not an exemption when it comes to wearing seat belts in some states ?

Besides, that way it might kill a few of us off and save them paying out as many pensions.... lol.

 

Have respect please for Australia's bearded, turbaned war heroes, the Anzacs

Image result for sikh anzacs during the war

Pic by the ABC

 

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