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Crash helmets mandatory for light moped riders

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Effective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Do you work in the motorised scooter industry (retail)? Everyone who rides a light moped/scooter will be required to wear a crash helmet. As is the case for scooters and mopeds, both drivers and passengers must wear a helmet. You can recognise a light moped by its blue plates; mopeds have yellow plates.

TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) is doing research into crash helmets for high-speed electric bicycles (speed-pedelecs) to find out if these are sufficiently safe for use on light mopeds. If the outcome of this research is positive, light moped users can wear these types of helmets as well as crash helmets meant for mopeds/scooters.

For whom?

  • retailers of motorised scooters/mopeds
  • helmet retailers


This change in the Road Traffic and Traffic Signals Regulations (RVV) is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2023.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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