ACP wants to force the use of helmets on scooters and electric bicycles
In an era where the transport segment is changing, safety must be taken into account. The Automobile Club de Portugal (ACP) has filed a lawsuit in which it asks for the illegality of a regulation that does not provide a helmet for those who use scooters and electric bicycles.
Helmet use is no longer mandatory in 2018, after a technical instruction from the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR).
In accordance with article 112 of the Highway Code, scooters are equated to cycles. The legislation states that only cycles with a motor, that is, electric, the use of a helmet is mandatory and, in case of non-compliance, a fine ranging between 60 and 300 euros can be imposed.
After a technical instruction from the ANSR, which described "wearing a helmet as a restriction on free movement", the ACP wants to change the law. The lawsuit filed by the ACP calls for the illegality of a regulation that dispenses with the use of helmets for those who use scooters and electric bicycles.
The ACP believes that the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) should “be condemned to approve new regulations in the sense that mandatory use of helmets by motorcyclist drivers and motor scooters”, reveals the newspaper Expresso.