Queensland has undertaken a major review of its cycling legislation. One proposal is the relaxation of mandatory helmet laws.

4 December 2013 –  The West Australian
Queensland adults will soon be able to ride bikes without having to wear helmets in a move expected to put pressure on other States, including WA, to follow.

Queensland Parliament’s transport, housing and local government committee recommended a two-year trial that would exempt bike riders over 16 from wearing helmets in parks, on footpaths and cycle paths and on roads with a speed limit of 60km/h or less.

Bicycling WA chief executive Jeremey Murray said it would monitor the trial and liaise with Bicycle Queensland about its effectiveness.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said she would introduce similar legislation in WA.

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