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United Kingdom


Safety helmet

not mandatory mandatory

Bicycles Strongly recommended but not mandatory.

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

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar

Light and heavy tricycles Strongly recommended but not mandatory.

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 2011/82/EU) has been compiled by the Commission. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in the United Kingdom, 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.