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Helmet mod fines on the rise?

Discussion in 'Licence - Rego - Insurance - Law - Rider Training' started by Tim_, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Tim_

    Tim_ resident nutcase Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    So I swear I have seen something similar to this somewhere on here but am unsure as I cant find it..

    Any how, I have been hearing for a few different people now that they and people they know are getting fined for gopro's being mounted on their helmets. Police are calling them illegal helmet modification.... Now I always thought you could stick something your helmet... But it only becomes illegal when you drill or screw into your helmet... So if gopro mounts are illegal does that mean wireless intercom units that stick to the outside of helmets are illegal too? What about those blue tooth phone thingys? Just curious to know if the law is just going over the top yet again with silly little things that are not actually illegal
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    They were fining people at Phillip Island a year or two ago for go pros on helmets.

    My understanding is if you do modification to your helmet you can be done. Go pros, intercoms, blue tooth, new paint, visors anything. Because it wasn't tested an approved in that format, any of its a risk
     
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    Tim_ resident nutcase Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Pretty crap IMO..
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Someone needs to manufacture a shoulder mounted go-pro or camera setup
     
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    Th3_Huntsman Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Great idea! Design and patent it! Could be worth some money
     
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    ruckusman Well-Known Member Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    it just needs someone to challenge the definition of a modification in the courts - IMO adhesive or anything reversible/removeable does not meet the definition of modification as it's both non-destructive and reversible

    peace out
     
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