02/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nigerian Motorcyclists Dodge Helmet Laws By Wearing Vegetables

Motorcyclists in Nigeria have been wearing dried pumpkin shells on their heads to dodge new laws forcing them to wear helmets, authorities have said.

Officials in the northern city of Kano said they had stopped several people with "improvised helmets", following this month's introduction of the law.

Road safety officials said calabash-wearers would be prosecuted.

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