Government to Exempt Sikhs from having to wear helmet while riding Motorcycles.

The Canadian government said that the exemption  will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders’ civil rights and religious expression.

The safety of our roads will always remain a priority, But our government also believes that individuals have personal accountability and responsibility with respect to their own well-being.

The wearing of the turban is an essential part of the Sikh faith and identity, and exemptions for Sikhs have been successfully implemented in other provinces in Canada and across the world

Administrator said the move to allows the helmet exemption came after listening to the Sikh community. He also said it fulfilled a promise made during the spring election campaign