29 April 2016
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas has announced that European ECE 22.05 standard helmets are now legal to be worn by motorcyclists in South Australia.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 was developed from an in depth study of head injuries to motorcycle riders and is used in Europe and many other countries around the world.
The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014 have also been updated to remove outdated British Standards and Japanese helmet models all pre-dating 1988.
Provisions allowing a bicycle helmet to be used by a motorcycle passenger under the age of six years have also been removed.
These changes mean that helmets worn by motorcyclists in South Australia must meet any of three standards and bear a relevant certification mark:
These helmet standards are approved for use in the majority of states and territories.
For more information on motorcycle helmets and protective clothing visit http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motorcycle-licence/the-riders-handbook/protective-clothing
Additional vehicles registered in South Australia have now been identified as having been fitted with a “critical” Takata airbag, and will be refused registration to ensure the safety of all road users.
As part of the Regency Road to Pym Street Project there will be a temporary partial closure of the South Road and Regency Road intersection from 5am Monday, 4 January, to 5am Monday, 11 January, weather permitting.
As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.
Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.