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I look back and laugh but to be honest, this was the new thing as you were not required by law to wear a Crash Helmet at all in the UK, but in the 60’s fashion was about everything and road safety was being pushed quite hard in Britain, due to so many road accidents with “Teenagers” on Motorcycles.
When did it become law to wear a crash helmet in the UK?
A guide to UK motorcycle helmet law and safety standards …
1 June 1973
The UK crash helmet law was introduced on 7 February 1973 and debated at the House of Commons on 5 April 1973. The law was finally put into operation on 1 June 1973. The law was opposed by a number of people, including founder of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), Dennis Howard.
Although as a Kid I wanted one of these but I think only available here in the states back then. LOL.