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Helmet laws: South Africa

Introduction and scope

In October 2004, the South African government passed a law making it compulsory for all bicyclists to wear helmets. The regulation requires the use of a protective helmet that is properly fastened and fitted while riding a bicycle or being carried as a passenger.

Compliance and enforcement

At the end of 2005, very few cyclists wore helmets except those participating in cycle sport. Enforcement of the law is rare. No fine had been agreed.

Effect on casualties

No information.

Effect on cycle use

No information.

Benefit cost

No analysis.