20 Feb 2017

Helmets to become compulsory for Wallis motorbike users

7:11 pm on 20 February 2017

In Wallis and Futuna it will soon be compulsory for motorbike and moped users to wear a helmet.

Wallis.

Wallis. Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie

According to the public broadcaster, the French administrator has decided that the regulation will come into force on the first of July.

He said there have been a number of fatalities and head injuries in accidents because motorbike users didn't wear helmets.

The report said the health care agency would help buy the first helmets which would comply with European standards.

It said talks had been held with shopkeepers to stock approved helmets.

A ceremony at the Sagato Soane Palace in Wallis.

A ceremony at the Sagato Soane Palace in Wallis. Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie

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