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But does it have an AS1698 sticker?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by TonyE, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Pumpkin helmets for Nigerian motorcyclists
    Colette Baker, drive.com.au, January 14, 2009

    Nigerian motorcyclists have taken to wearing dried pumpkin shells on their heads, in the wake of a new law that forces them to wear helmets.

    Police in the northern city of Kano said they had stopped several bikers with "improvised helmets", after the law was introduced on January 1st..

    The law has been strictly enforced, with police impounding thousands of motorbikes.

    Yusuf Garba, Kano Federal Road Safety Commission commander, explained to AAP that police were taking a hard line with people found using the improvised helmets.

    "We are impounding their bikes and want to take them to court so they can explain why they think wearing a calabash [pumpkin shell] is good enough for their safety," he said.

    In Kano city alone, fifty motorbikes had already been seized , he added.
  2. I reckon Kudo's should be in order for making an effort :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  3. . . . sounds like a scam to me !

  4. from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7813418.stm

    Stories have also appeared in the local papers highlighting passengers' fears that the helmets could be used by motorcyclists to cast spells on their clients, making it easy for them to be robbed.

    "Some people can put juju inside the helmets and when they are worn the victim can either lose consciousness or be struck dumb," passenger Kolawole Aremu told the Daily Trust newspaper.
  5. She was obviously under some mind spell then... sniff drug much?
  6. Gourd help 'em if they crash.
  7. But what happens if you're still wearing it at midnight?
  8. [​IMG]

  9. Gold, JD, pure gold.... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: