Navigation path

Additional tools

  • Print version 
  • Decrease text 
  • Increase text 

Ireland


Safety helmet

not mandatory mandatory

Bicycles Recommended but not mandatory

Mopeds It is compulsory for riders and pillion passengers to wear a safety helmet which must be properly secured. It is advisable to use dipped headlights at all times when driving. High-visibility clothing should be worn to increase visibility and to help other road users to clearly see riders and any pillion passengers.

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar It is compulsory for riders and pillion passengers to wear a safety helmet which must be properly secured. It is advisable to use dipped headlights at all times when driving. High-visibility clothing should be worn to increase visibility and to help other road users to clearly see riders and any pillion passengers.

Light and heavy tricycles These vehicles are classified as category B vehicles and the Road Safety Authority strongly recommends the use of safety helmets and other protective equipment by drivers.

Light and heavy quadricycles These vehicles are classified as category B vehicles and the Road Safety Authority strongly recommends the use of safety helmets and other protective equipment by drivers.

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2011/82/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.