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    Fine for not wearing helmet

    Hello Good People,

    I was curious what the legal consequences are for not wearing a helmet.
    I recall a Sikh gentlemen being fined $110 for foregoing his helmet for his religious head dress and lost in court when he challenged int. Other than the fine, is there any insurance hit?

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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Ride in BC. no helmet required. (if a Sikh)

    http://www.sikhmotorcycleclub.com/?page_id=2


    " In the Province of BC, Sikhs are legally allowed to ride motorcycles while wearing a turban according to the Provincial Motorcycle Act."
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    so after you get your fine are you allowed to continue to ride your bike to wherever you're headed or does someone with a proper helmet have to either ride your bike home or bring you one?
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneRonin View Post
    so after you get your fine are you allowed to continue to ride your bike to wherever you're headed or does someone with a proper helmet have to either ride your bike home or bring you one?
    No. Officer will make you park your bike. How you get your helmet is up to you. Although I once got ticketed for a non-DOT helmet. Cop at least let me ride a short distance home to get a fullface. He actually followed me home and watched me put on the fullface.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    The officer might also decide to tow your bike, if he sees no immediate prospect of you being able to get a proper helmet.
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    If you get stopped not wearing a helmet you will not be able to ride the bike unless you magically pull one out or have one close by. I don't think it would count towards your insurance but I could be wrong. The worst ticket would be falling off and becoming a vegetable...or worse dead.

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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    ..and why do you want to ride without a helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bboySushi View Post
    ..and why do you want to ride without a helmet?
    Lol....I was wondering when someone was going to ask this?

    I do believe in Ontario, there are points involved and insurance will start to love your money even more
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rkt14 View Post
    I do believe in Ontario, there are points involved and insurance will start to love your money even more
    But in Ontario, points don't mean anything unless you get a ton of them.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rkt14 View Post
    Lol....I was wondering when someone was going to ask this?

    I do believe in Ontario, there are points involved and insurance will start to love your money even more
    There are no points involved in a helmet ticket, however, whether or not your insurer considers such a ticket to increase their exposure is up to them.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacLennan View Post
    There are no points involved in a helmet ticket, however, whether or not your insurer considers such a ticket to increase their exposure is up to them.
    Ah, my appologies, i stand corrected
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by bboySushi View Post
    ..and why do you want to ride without a helmet?
    Because it's fun.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by RetroGrouch View Post
    Because it's fun.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by RetroGrouch View Post
    Because it's fun.
    Ever taken a junebug to the face? It ain't fun.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacLennan View Post
    Ever taken a junebug to the face? It ain't fun.
    Junebugs don't go through my windshield. Also it's nice to have a choice.
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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by bboySushi View Post
    ..and why do you want to ride without a helmet?
    Because squid.
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    Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by tiborgh View Post
    Junebugs don't go through my windshield.

    Also it's nice to have a choice.
    I agree, it's nice to have the choice of:

    1.- Falling off the bike and smear my brains on the pavement.

    2.- Falling off the bike, probably break a bone and earn some bruises; then later tell the story to my friends and share a few tall boys...

    *sigh*
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    Fine for not wearing helmet

    Are people also fighting to not have to use a seatbelt? Same thing.

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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjones View Post
    But in Ontario, points don't mean anything unless you get a ton of them.
    True. I love people being all worried about points. The point system is only used by the MTO, get enough of them you get a letter asking to come in for a interview and they will ask you why you are so dumb. Get a few more and bam licenese suspended. Points have nothing to do with your insurer.

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    http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-ro...demerit-points

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    Re: Fine for not wearing helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by El Cockblock View Post
    I agree, it's nice to have the choice of:

    1.- Falling off the bike and smear my brains on the pavement.

    2.- Falling off the bike, probably break a bone and earn some bruises; then later tell the story to my friends and share a few tall boys...

    *sigh*
    That reminds me how lucky we are, they could have banned the motorcycles altogether because they are so inherently dangerous.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/citylink...,4414821.story
    Last edited by tiborgh; 03-07-2013 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Somebody had this thought already.
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