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Harpreet Singh Gill would love to feel the wind on his face while riding a motorcycle, but believes discrimination is keeping him from enjoying the open road.
Gill, owner of Wentworth Mushrooms in Stoney Creek, is a Sikh and believes Ontario’s law requiring motorcyclists and their passengers wear helmets interferes with his religion because his faith does not allow him to cover his turban or remove it outside of his home.
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
My work colleagues claim to be mainly Christian, but I know that none of them ever attend church, hate their neighbours and hardly ever turn the other cheek.
I have worked with Sikhs in the past and they have all been good people. Never a bad word to say about anybody and extremely hospitable.
Essentially every religion has members that do not fully embrace all beliefs within said religion.
Riding Motor Cycles
Sikhs who wear Turbans need not wear crash helmets when they ride Motor Cycles or Scooters. They have been allowed to wear Turban as their only headgear. In accordance with the Motor-Cycle Crash Helmets (Religious Exemption) Act 1976 passed by the British Parliament in 1976, Section 2A "exempts any follower of the Sikh religion while he is wearing a turban" from having to wear a crash helmet.