Alberta exempts turbaned Sikhs from wearing helmets.

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has welcomed the exemption for turbaned Sikh Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) riders from helmet requirements in Alberta’s amendments to the Traffic Safety Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation.

The Government of Alberta has announced that after listening to concerns about compatibility of OHV helmets with turbans, the law was written to exempt members of the Sikh religion who wear a turban.

The decision comes as a pleasant surprise on Vaisakhi for the Sikh riders.