INAPPROPRIATE:Experts who reviewed the law in 2012 said children under five could be injured by the motion of motorcycles and said helmet size should not change
Date: May 19, 2015
By: Huang Chung-shan, Chang Jui-chen and Kan Chih-chi / Staff reporters
A recent study conducted by a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker
revealed that there are no motorcycle helmets available in Taiwan for children under five which meet the necessary safety standards.
The study by DPP Legislator Huang Kuo-shu (黃國書) was released just days after an accident in Taichung in which an allegedly drunk driver crashed into a motorcycle carrying a man surnamed Chen (陳) and his son, knocking the two-year-old onto the street, where he was killed by a wound from a bolt attaching a streetlight to the ground.
“Of all the helmets approved by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, the smallest one is designed for children with a head circumference of 50cm, which in an average child would mean they were five or older,” Huang’s office said. [FULL STORY]