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Crash Helmets

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Riders and passengers of the following motor vehicles are required to wear a crash helmet:

  • Mopeds, motor bikes (with two or three wheels, twin-wheeled or otherwise)
  • Three-wheeled vehicles with an own weight of more than 400 kg which are licensed as motor vehicles
  • Quads (Four-wheeled motor vehicles with a design speed of more than ~ 15.5 mph [25 km/h] and the characteristics of a motor cycle (in particular a handle bar, operating and display elements and a bench seat)

Wearing a crash helmet is not compulsory for

  • drivers of vehicles with a closed, cabin-like superstructure provided that a suitable, technically equivalent protective system (e.g. special seat belt system) offers adequate protection. 
PLEASE NOTE

Cycling: Children up to the age of 12 are required to wear a bike helmet. This obligation applies when the child itself cycles, when being transported in a bicycle trailer and when being transported on a bicycle. People supervising children up to the age of 12 are responsible for their wearing bike helmets.

People aged 12 and over are not required to wear a bike helmet.

Last update: 01.01.2016
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Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

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