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Motorcycle 'skid lids' banned in B.C.

As of June 1, 2012, the helmet on the left will be illegal in B.C., while the two on the right will be allowed within the new regulations as they offer better protection for riders. (Jeff Davies/CBC)

B.C. has introduced new motorcycle safety regulations that will ban novelty helmets and require all riders to wear protective headgear that meet international safety standards.

Starting June 1st, motorcyclists found wearing so-called skull caps and beanie helmets that don't met the new regulations will be fined $138, said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond.

For his view on this Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with Peter Twidle, a motorcycle instructor with the non-profit Kelowna and District Safety Council.
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