You are not legally obliged to wear a helmet or hi-visibility clothing while cycling in Ireland but the Road Safety Authority of Ireland recommends cyclists wear both for safety.
Do you legally have to wear a helmet on a bicycle?
There’s no law which compels cyclists of any age to wear a helmet. However, it’s obviously dangerous to cycle without one, and the Highway Code suggests all cyclists wear a safe and well-fitting helmet regardless of what the laws says.
Why is it not law to wear a bicycle helmet?
Some evidence suggests they may in fact increase the risk of cyclists having falls or collisions in the first place, or suffering neck injuries. Neither enforced helmet laws nor promotion campaigns have been shown to reduce serious head injuries, except by reducing cycling.
Which countries have mandatory bicycle helmet laws?
“Australia is one of only two countries in the world with fully enforced mandatory helmet law. The number of people who ride a bike isn’t increasing and there has been no decrease in the number of bike rider fatalities.
What percentage of cyclists wear helmets?
Approximately 38 percent of adults who ride bicycles wear a helmet regularly, and 69 percent of children under the age of 16 do so as well.
Can I ride a bike on the pavement?
Is there legislation for pavement cycling? The simple answer to this is yes. … However, the interpretation is clear – it’s not legal for a cyclist to ride their bike on the pavement. The Highway Code also states: “You must not cycle on a pavement.”