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United Kingdom


Safety helmet

not mandatory mandatory

Helmet nok

Bicycles Strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Helmet ok

Mopeds Exemptions: followers of the Sikh religion while wearing a turban.

Helmet ok

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar

Helmet nok

Light and heavy tricycles Strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Helmet nok

Light and heavy quadricycles Strongly recommended but not mandatory.

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/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.