You Can Cycling Without a Helmet?

I see many people land on this blog by this question: can you go without a bicycle helmet? What does the law say? We  clarify the legal status of the case in Spain and step we will try to tell you a little more.

What the law says

The  traffic law passed in Spain in March 2014 forced to wear the helmet:

  • children under 16 years in any way,
  • and other users only city outside.

Therefore, in general, you can circulate without helmet by your city if you have turned 16.  If you are under 16, wear it, and as we are learning to wear it well.

Helmeted or not, it is legal in city driving on the road. Image Cycling in Madrid.

What is the fine for cycling without a helmet?

  • Failure tofulfill this obligation, the theoretical fine is 200 euros, who stay in 100 if you face the sanction in the period of early payment. In the case of children under 16, this amount will be paid  by the parents or guardians of the child. And no exclusions are foreseen for driving on sidewalks, parks or bike paths: according to the DGT, this obligation applies throughout the national territory, although the bike is on training wheels.

I say theoretical fine because I have heard that no minors in town will have put a fine for this item. If you know of any case, I contádnoslo in the comments.

What about toys?

The rules have exceptions. The bikes are considered toys (those in which the maximum height of the saddle, in its highest position, is 435 mm or less) are not vehicles for legal purposes, according to the RD 1205/2011, and therefore it is not applicable to them traffic regulations. We refer to this small bikes, balance, ride – ons, trikes and two – wheeled walkers: it is not necessary, according to the traffic law, helmet put your children to use.That does not mean you can not or is a bad idea: can do it if you estimate convenient.

A bike equilibrium . Image Jeremy Miles The helmet is not mandatory.

Such toys can not travel on roads, but do not think anyone can think of have that.

The DGT has prepared a video explaining this detail.

And what is so important about the helmet?

In our view, the issue of hull distracts from other much more important for the safety of cyclists transportation issues: the use of the road or cycle path if any, the position on the road, use of lights when night, respect the other traffic rules, maintain a predictable path for other users …

The helmet can only alleviate the effects of an accident when it has already occurred. The really smart to prevent it from occurring, and it is easy to do.

For example, a significant number of accidents occur  between novice cyclists crossing crosswalks without removing or reducing speed:  cars do not expect a bike and can not avoid being run over.

TO AVOID: cross the zebra crossing. Better than clearings or you use the roadway.  Image Bicilibre.

Similarly,  driving without lights  at night means that cars do not see, and therefore could arrollarte. And we’ve found that many cyclists newbies stick to the right lane  instead of circulating through the middle, away from parked cars:  if you keep a distance of 1,5m on these,  avoid to send you down the door shut,  and then a possible outrage.

We have prepared a brief safety guide for people who want to bike city,  but the most practical case you’re proposing is going to a course of organizing many municipalities and associations.  The first tips Cycling in Madrid or Ecomobility they can also be helpful.

We fully understand that cyclists wear helmets, whether in road cycling or mountain. But it does not seem necessary to go to buy bread bike instead of drive, which is what it is.

 

Gallery

Britain’s Wiggins Starts A Row By Arguing For Bike Helmets …

Britain's Wiggins Starts A Row By Arguing For Bike Helmets ...

Source: www.npr.org

Cyclists without helmets seem unaware of new laws and huge …

Cyclists without helmets seem unaware of new laws and huge ...

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

LeMond in flight

LeMond in flight

Source: www.cantitoeroad.com

Why cycling without a helmet is good for everyone …

Why cycling without a helmet is good for everyone ...

Source: www.freestylecyclists.org

How Much Safer Are Bicycle Helmets Really?

How Much Safer Are Bicycle Helmets Really?

Source: www.lifehacker.com.au

Canberra cyclists could ride without helmets ACT Road …

Canberra cyclists could ride without helmets ACT Road ...

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

16 Things I Despise About Cyclists

16 Things I Despise About Cyclists

Source: www.rantlifestyle.com

Bicycling the Dutch Way

Bicycling the Dutch Way

Source: www.bostonglobe.com

Safer Head Gear Is On Its Way For Sports Enthusiasts In …

Safer Head Gear Is On Its Way For Sports Enthusiasts In ...

Source: inventorspot.com

Bicycle Helmets Really Do Work, But You Have to Wear Them …

Bicycle Helmets Really Do Work, But You Have to Wear Them ...

Source: www.smithsonianmag.com

Do Bicycle Helmet Laws Do More Harm Than Good? : TreeHugger

Do Bicycle Helmet Laws Do More Harm Than Good? : TreeHugger

Source: www.treehugger.com

Ride for Veterans

Ride for Veterans

Source: www.hypeorlando.com

Travel with a Beveridge: You wonder how we ever survived…..

Travel with a Beveridge: You wonder how we ever survived.....

Source: scottbeveridge.blogspot.com

Wow! You can ride this motorcycle without a helmet

Wow! You can ride this motorcycle without a helmet

Source: zeenews.india.com

The folding bike helmet you can flatten and pop in your …

The folding bike helmet you can flatten and pop in your ...

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets …

Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets ...

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Trikotexpress

Trikotexpress

Source: www.trikotexpress.de

Trikotexpress

Trikotexpress

Source: www.trikotexpress.de

Racing Bike helmet Bike Helmet Casco SPEEDairo RS without …

Racing Bike helmet Bike Helmet Casco SPEEDairo RS without ...

Source: www.ebay.co.uk

29 best Mtb helm images on Pinterest

29 best Mtb helm images on Pinterest

Source: www.pinterest.com