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B.C. Reg. 234/96
Superintendent of Motor Vehicles1
Deposited August 16, 1996
effective September 3, 1996
This consolidation is current to June 20, 2017.

Motor Vehicle Act

Bicycle Safety Helmet
Standards Regulation

Bicycle safety helmet standards

1  (1) For the purposes of sections 124 and 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act, a bicycle safety helmet must meet one of the following standards or specifications:

(a) Canadian Standards Association standard CAN/CSA D113.2-M89 (Cycling Helmets), as amended from time to time;

(b) Snell Memorial Foundation standard B-95 (1995 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Bicycles), as amended from time to time;

(c) Snell Memorial Foundation standard B-90 (1990 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling), as amended from time to time;

(d) Snell Memorial Foundation standard B-90S (1994 Supplementary Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Bicycles), as amended from time to time;

(e) Snell Memorial Foundation standard N-94 (1994 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Non-Motorized Sports), as amended from time to time;

(f) American Society for Testing and Materials standard ASTM F 1447-94 (Standard Specification for Protective Headgear Used in Bicycling), as amended from time to time;

(g) American National Standards Institute standard ANSI Z90.4-1984 (American National Standard for Protective Headgear - for Bicyclists), as amended from time to time.

(2) A reference in subsection (1) to a standard as amended from time to time means any amendment made to the standard on or after September 3, 1996.

(3) Despite subsection (1), a bicycle safety helmet that meets the requirements of that subsection must, at all times,

(a) have a smooth outer surface,

(b) be constructed so that the helmet is capable of absorbing energy on impact,

(c) be strongly attached to a strap designed to be fastened under the chin of the person wearing it, and

(d) be undamaged from use or misuse.

1.authority change to Lieutenant Governor in Council by 1997-31-25

[Provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 318, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 184 (4)]