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Can a bike helmet bought overseas be used in Oz?

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by timirvin, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. I am in Thailand and helmets here are super cheap. Not sure if they're allowed for use in Australia as they haven't got the ABS sticker. Any thoughts? :?:

  2. you can use whatever you want here but in terms of legality, no, you can't legally use it here as it doesn't have the sticker...

    can you define 'super cheap'?
  3. 1) cheap helmets are for cheap heads :wink:

    2) legally you cant use a helmet here without the almighty sticker

    3) nothings illegal until you get caught :twisted:

    use this info wisely :D
  4. 750 baht, about $25, for a decent looking helmet with a visor. But yeah, locally made. I've yet to price well known models like SHOEI.
  5. the cops up here have been checking for the ADR sticker when pulling bikes over.
  6. Icecream buckets...
  7. There's a reason why they're so cheap. And there is also a reason why we have an Australian Standards certification that all state governments require helmets to be certified to.

    If you're in Thailand, save your dough for cheap DVDs and copies of MS Office. Or if you're more adventurous, check out the nightlife...