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Maritime Helmet Laws

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Maritime Helmet Laws

 

Helmets protect your head and your child’s head from injury in a crash. Children and adults should wear helmets when participating in wheeled activities, as parents are very important role models when it comes to helmet use.

 

Nova Scotia

 

Everyone (all ages) who rides a bike, uses in-line skates, scooters or skateboards is required to wear a helmet. The police can issue an expensive ticket for not wearing a helmet in Nova Scotia.

 

As of November 2012, it will be required by law to wear a ski or snowboard helmet for all ages, when skiing or snowboarding at any ski hill in Nova Scotia.

 

New Brunswick

 

It is mandatory for everyone to wear a helmet when riding a bike. The police can give a fine for not wearing a helmet while cycling in New Brunswick.

 

As of January 1, 2014, the City of Moncton has enacted a mandatory helmet policy for skaters of all ages using the city’s indoor rinks.

 

Prince Edward Island

 

It is mandatory for everyone to wear a helmet when riding a bike. The police can give a fine for not wearing a helmet while cycling in PEI.