Gone are the reckless days of weaving in and out of traffic with the wind blowing through your luscious hair. Starting from June 1, new traffic policy will require all electric scooter riders in China to wear a helmet.
Although motorcyclists are already required to wear helmets in China, e-bike riders haven’t had the same policy applied.
If you’re en e-bike rider, then you’re probably aware of the tighter scooter regulations that have been taking place in the past few years. Which already includes stricter traffic laws and proper registration and licensing for e-bikes.
With news blowing in the wind, helmet prices are expected to soar and have already increased over 100% since April. So, you might want to get on Taobao today and order your scooter helmet.
Although there is no national standard for electric scooter helmet safety; and you’d likely get away with wearing a horse riding helmet – we highly recommend that you buy a heavy duty helmet from a registered or reputable outlet.