Do you have to wear a helmet on a scooter in SA?

Yes, wearing a helmet is mandatory for both riders and passengers on scooters and motorcycles in South Africa. It is a legal requirement and an essential safety measure to protect the rider’s head in case of an accident or collision.

The South African National Road Traffic Act (Act 93 of 1996) and its Regulations stipulate that all motorcyclists and scooter riders must wear an approved helmet that meets the prescribed safety standards. The helmet should be securely fastened and properly fitted to provide adequate protection.

Failing to wear a helmet while riding a scooter or motorcycle is a traffic offense in South Africa, and you can be fined or face legal consequences for non-compliance. It’s important to prioritize safety and always wear a helmet when riding a scooter to protect yourself and comply with the law.