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Turban-wearing, motorcycling Sikhs ask Ontario for helmet exemption

Sikhs who wear turbans while riding motorcycles say their obedience to their faith is far more important than safety.

Unfortunately, traffic cops seldom see it that way. As a result, the Canadian Sikh Association is asking the Ontario government to exempt turban-wearing motorcyclists from having to wear a helmet, as now required by law.

The meeting was attended by provincial Liberal and Progressive Conservative leaders.

“For us, this is no more a safety issue as it has already been approved in British Columbia, Manitoba, some states in the U.S. and also in England,” said Baljit Singh Ghuman, chair of the CSA. “This is more a human rights issue.”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Allan

    In the 1940’s, when certain nuns started getting drivers’ licenses, they were often required to adjust their habits because the traditional habits interfered with their vision. As far as I know, none of them complained. They had a choice, either change their habits or don’t drive.

    Now the Sikhs have the same choice–either reduce the size of their turbans or stay off of motorcycles. The law is for their own good, and they are being a bunch of cry-babies.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pagansister

    Don’t think those turbans will help protect their heads if they are in an accident. Maybe get smaller turbans or larger helmets.

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