Although the law that regulates the use of helmets by bicycle is 2014, there are still many people with this doubt: when is required the use of helmets in cycling in Spain??
The Law Of Traffic And Road Safety Of 2014
The reform of the law on traffic and road safety adopted in March 2014 sets three supposed to mandating the use of helmets in bike:
For children under 16 years
For users from 16 years in urban road
For users from 16 years in long distance via
Regarding the first point, for children under 16-year-old helmet is mandatory whenever mount bike, long-distance routes or within the city.
For other users, mandatory depends on whether the route is urban or long-distance. Cyclists from 16 or more years do not have to wear a helmet in an urban road, but the bicycle helmet use is mandatory if they go over a long distance via according to cyclingenthusiasm.com . I mean:
Children under 16 are required to use helmet whenever mount bike
Riders 16 years and older are only required to wear a helmet if they go over a long distance via
Therefore, if you are 16 years old or more you can circulate cycling through the city without a helmet.
Fines For Not Wearing A Helmet Cycling
Then, what happens if I do not meet regulations and circle without a helmet when it should be done? Well, obviously you can face a penalty.
The fine for not complying with the obligatory nature of the use of helmets by bicycle is nothing less than 200 euros (if you pay within fifteen days staying at 100 euros).
And there are no exceptions, no excuses! The children in the Park must comply even with stabilizers, on the sidewalk, in via bicycle, bikes… The DGT does not apply exclusions to the norm.
And eye, because in the case of children who should be responsible for the fine are parents or legal guardians, so if you get your child to the park with bike stabilizers always helmet!
#LeySeguridadVial will force the under 16 years to be wearing the helmet when traveling on a bike in any way.
-Dir. Gral. Traffic (@DGTes) March 26, 2014
Goes without saying that the most important thing is always security so, of course, developing long-distance Ponte always helmet. The fine is the least, your safety is important!
Children as passengers in bike
But what happens if you take your child in the seat back of the bike? The legal text reads specifically as follows:
The drivers and, in his case, in general, occupants of bikes and cycles will be required to use the helmet in the developing urban, interurban and crossings, in the cases and with conditions to be determined according to the rules, being mandatory use by children under 16 years, and also by those running trains on long-distance routes.
Words and important expressions in this case are occupiers and cycles in general. I.e., a child is obliged to wear a helmet on the bike always, although it goes “package”.
The occupants of tandems, and, in general, any vehicle on wheels to pedals, as these carts for tourists (eye when mountains with minors in one of them) are also included.
What happens with tricycles and other toys?
According to the Royal Decree 1205 / 2011 those bikes that the post, in its highest position, maximum height is 435 mm or less are not considered legal effects, but toy vehicles. Toys are not specifically considered
[the] bicycles with a maximum height of more than 435 mm saddle, measured as the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the surface of the seat, with the seat placed in the horizontal position and the post at the bottom mark.
Therefore excluded from the marked by the traffic law small bikes without pedals to learn balance, walkers, tricycles, the ride… Therefore, it is not obligatory for children to wear helmet to ride in them although, of course, you can put one if you think it appropriate.
Of course, needless to say that to not be considered vehicles may not circulate on the road but who in their right mind would a small child circular along the road with a tricycle? But finally, there are people for everything…
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