Which country have more draconian traffic laws pertaining to wearing helmet? UK or China?
In April 2020, the "One Helmet and One Belt" security initiative was carried out across China. On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Public Security urged all localities to steadily advance the "One Helmet and One Belt" security initiative. Since June 1, the law enforcement has narrow down the scope of punishment to traffic offenses such as riding motorcycles without wearing a safety helmet or driving automobiles without using seat belts.
Therefore, have you wondered what are the laws and regulations for riding motorcycles and e-bikes in other countries and does it more stringent than it in China? In some developed countries, it is generally required to wear a safety helmet while riding a bicycle. Otherwise it is considered illegal. while in some countries, the punishment regulations are clearly stipulated.
In the The United Kingdom: UK Road Traffic Act 1988 requires persons driving or riding a motor vehicle on the road to wear the prescribed class of seat belts. It also specifies requirements for bus drivers to inform passengers to wear seat belts: (1) The bus operator, where all passenger seats are equipped with seat belts, shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that every passenger is informed to wear seat belts during the ride. Regard to the wearing of safety helmets, article 16 of the Act states: "The Secretary of State could make regulations requiring persons driving or riding any type of motorbike to wear the prescribed class of protective helmets.
Compared with UK, in China, our laws and regulations on wearing safety helmets are relatively simple. Article 51 of the Road Traffic Safety Law of the People's Republic of China stipulates, "When driving a motor vehicle, the driver and passenger shall wear the safety belt according to regulations, and the motorcycle driver and passenger shall wear the safety helmet according to regulations."
With the above in mind, have you got your answer?
Which country set store by wearing helmet? The answer is BOTH. Bazinga, if you guess UK. Though the provision in China is much simpler, but it’s not tantamount to not caring wearing helmets. On the contrary, we have never been more careful on this matter. We are also sparing no effort to advance the quality and design of our helmet.
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