Number of fines for cyclists in new Australian road laws outweighs motorists 375 to one

Over $350,000 has been raised in New South Wales through fines for cyclists not wearing a helmet since March 1

King George's Road, Sydney (Photo: J Bar/CC3.0)

Around 1,500 fines have been issued to cyclists in New South Wales, Australia, under new road laws brought in on March 1, compared to just four to motorists.

Under the new rules, cyclists can be fined $319 (£160) for not wearing a helmet, representing an increase of nearly 350 per cent on the previous level of fine for the infringement.

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