EDIT: Awesome news for Queenslanders at least, ridiculous state laws have been repealed and we can now buy helmets from overseas with the European standard! Read more here. If you were following the thread HELMET SAFETY, AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS, STATE DIFFERENCES? It was suggested a petition be started to push for some much needed changes to the rules and regs around Australian helmet standards. Why?: - in some cases you can cross State boundaries and your helmet becomes illegal - in some States invalid trademarks are specified but no longer available, so technically you can't buy a legal helmet at all - the complexity for certification deters many helmet manufacturers from bothering with the small Australian market - resolving the contradictions and redundancy of the State regs needs to happen before reforms at the national level can be effective. I've started a petition and urge everyone to sign it, and pass the message on to any other riders you know. It has been put together with assistance from two of Australia's most experienced helmet experts, Guy Stanford and Tom Gibson. PASS IT ON If every rider emails all the other riders he or she knows, within a few weeks almost every motorbike rider within Australia will have read about the petition. If only half sign it, that could still be up to half a million signatures presented to the relevant government departments. I'd suggest cutting and pasting the text below into an email: PETITION - UNIFORM NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MOTORBIKE HELMETS There is a contradictory mess of State and Federal laws, regulations and standards that deters importers, restricts the range of helmets, drives up prices and can adversely affect the quality of certification and possibly even manufacturing. Helmet standards are currently under review so this is a good time to be applying some pressure. This petition will urge the States to scrap or amend their rules to allow one consistent standard at a national level. This would also pave the way for importing helmets that comply with major international standards like DOT and ECE22 (the European standard) which are arguably more comprehensive standards than the Australian one. It would be a win-win situation all around. The petition includes links to more information. If you agree and sign the petition, please email it on to every rider you know.