New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 Bonus Miles! 2x Miles on All Spending, $95 Annual Fee waived, TSA PreCheck Credit.

Cook Islands scooterWhen you ride a bike, scooter or motorcycle—anywhere in the world—safety is important. That’s why I recommend wearing a helmet. It’s the smart thing to do.

In some places, however, it’s more than that; it’s actually the law. In the Cook Islands, for example, where I once rented a scooter, “helmet laws are now in force” and “anyone using a bicycle, motorcycle or scooter must wear an approved helmet at all times,” according to this UK travel advisory. Now, the decision to wear a helmet there is no longer just a matter of your judgment.

The lesson: You should wear a helmet anyway, but in some places it’s the law to do so—so find out first.



Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 802!

Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the top-right corner of the homepage.

If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same top-right corner of the homepage and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!

Johnny Jet

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

1 Comment On "Know the Local Helmet Laws"
  1. Lini Antony|

    In India too. Its a punishable offence. You may get up to 6 months jail for not wearing helmets while riding scooter/bike.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *