This morning I filled up at my local Shell/Coles Express servo, and went inside to pay. Helmet on, visor up, cash in hand. After taking my money, the guy behind the counter asked "Do you know there's a $500 fine for not taking your helmet off inside?". No, I told him, I wasn't aware of that. Was he sure that's the law? He assured me he was, and that "no helmets inside" wasn't just Shell policy. I pointed out that I'd been buying petrol at that servo for the past 18 years,and that if I was going to rob them I'd have done it by now. Still, he was certain that was the law. So...this gives me an excuse to buy that balaclava I was contemplating getting! It's also given me a research task - to find out whether there is actually a law in Vic that requires you to take your helmet off inside a servo. Has anyone else heard of the $500 fine?