Young people on bikes

Mandatory helmets for under-12s in France

  • April 3, 2017

Children under twelve are now required to wear a cycle helmet in France under legal changes that came into force on 22 March.

Spain began requiring helmets for under-16s in 2014, and a number of other EU member states have had bicycle helmet laws for youngsters for several years including Sweden, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. In Malta, all riders are required to wear a helmet.