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Newfoundland and Labrador
and Equipment Regulations (Amendment)
(Filed March 25, 2015)
Under the authority of section 195 of the Highway Traffic Act, I make the following regulations.
1. The Licensing and Equipment Regulations are amended by adding immediately after section 44 the following:
44.1 (1) A bicycle helmet referred to in paragraph 129(2)(c.1) of the Act shall
(a) have a smooth outer surface;
(b) be constructed so that it is capable of absorbing energy on impact;
(c) be strongly attached to a chin strap designed to be fastened under the chin of the person wearing it;
(d) not be damaged from use, misuse or be modified in a way that reduces the effectiveness of the bicycle helmet;
(e) properly fit the person wearing it; and
(f) have a mark or label on it of the manufacturer or one of the following organizations indicating that the bicycle helmet conforms to standards or specifications for bicycle helmets prescribed by one of the following organizations:
(i) Canadian Standards Association,
(ii) Snell Memorial Foundation,
(iii) American National Standards Institute,
(iv) American Society for Testing and Materials,
(v) United States Consumer Product Safety Commission,
(vi) British Standards Institution, or
(vii) European Committee for Standardization.
(2) A person is exempted from the requirement to wear a bicycle helmet under paragraph 129(2)(c.1) of the Act where that person holds a valid exemption certificate.
(3) A qualified medical practitioner or a qualified nurse practitioner may issue an exemption certificate to a person where he or she is satisfied that the person is unable to wear a bicycle helmet for medical reasons.
(4) The registrar or a person designated by him or her may issue an exemption certificate to a person where he or she is satisfied that
(a) wearing a bicycle helmet is contrary to a genuine religious faith to which the person subscribes; or
(b) the person should be exempted from the requirement to wear a bicycle helmet.
(5) An exemption certificate may include an expiry date.
2. These regulations come into force on April 1, 2015.