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Motor Cycles (Protective Headgear) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Prescribed types of recommended helmet

3.—(1) The types of helmet hereby prescribed as types of helmet recommended as affording protection to persons on or in motor cycles from injury in the event of an accident are helmets which as regards their shape, construction and other qualities conform—

(a)with British Standard 6658:1985 as amended by Amendment Slip number 1 published on 28th February 1986 and are marked with the number of that standard, or

(b)with any other standard accepted by an EEA State which offers in use equivalent levels of safety, suitability and fitness for purpose and are marked with a mark to indicate that standard,

and in either case are marked with an approved certification mark of an approved body (whether or not they are required to be so marked by the standard in point).

(2) For the purposes of this regulation—

(a)an approved certification mark is—

(i)the certification mark of the British Standards Institution; or

(ii)a certification mark which indicates that a conformity assessment equivalent to that of the British Standards Institution has been undertaken, and

(b)an approved body is—

(i)the British Standards Institution; or

(ii)any body approved by an EEA State to undertake conformity assessments equivalent to those undertaken by the British Standards Institution.

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