Quad bike riders now legally required to wear helmet on public road

Friday, 7 July, 2017


The Ulster Farmers Union wish to inform members that it is now a legal requirement for all riders of four-wheel quad and all-terrain bikes to wear a helmet when travelling on the public road network. The Motor Cycles (Protective Headgear) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 which mandates the wearing of helmets for those who ride motor cycles, has been extended to those who ride motor quadricycles (quad bikes). Those found in breach of the law can be fined up to £500.

Within the context of farm safety, the UFU has said that it supports the new requirement that helmets be worn on quad bikes at all times on public roads. The wearing of helmets is something the UFU encourages in order to bring down the number of preventable deaths on these vehicles.