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According to AP writer, Jennifer C. Yates in the Hanover, PA <i><A HREF="http://www.eveningsun.com/ci_9574790">Evening Sun</A></i>, "Twenty states have laws requiring all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, while 27 states have laws that require minors or passengers to wear head protection. Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire have no helmet laws."
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I received a ticket for not wearing a motorcycle helmet in a state that requires a helmet my state doesnt require a helmet will the ticket go on my record if my home state doesn't have the same law?
Answer Yes. Even though driving laws change from states to state, infractions become part of your record and can be pulled up by any state DMV in the nation.
Which US states require that you wear a motorcycle helmet while riding?
Not nearly enough. In Canada riders younger than 18 in riding establishments have to wear helmets and it is becoming more acceptable. MY guess would be 15 to 25% in the g…eneral public but it should be more. Here is the results of a poll from the dailyequine.com forum for horse folks. Poll Question: I would like to develop some data on helmet use by forum members. Please review and select the answer that is closest to your helmet usage. Results: I use an approved helmet every time I ride [59%] 65 votes I use a helmet occasionally when I ride [6%] 7 votes I own a helmet but almost never use it [10%] 11 votes I do not own a helmet but am considering getting one [14%] 15 votes I do not own a helmet and have no interest in getting one [9%] 10 votes Helmets are only for kids [0%] 0 votes Helmets are for sissies [0%] 0 votes Real horse people do not wear helmets [2%] 2 votes
Motorcycle rider and passengers are required to wear a helmet in california. It is a good law since chances of surviving a motorcycle crash without a helmet are slim.
Just google state helmet laws?
All that require it
The mandatory use of motorcycle helmets is far from universal. In jurisdictions where it IS mandatory, it is a state or provincial law that requires the use. For exa…mple, in the Province of Ontario, Canada (where I live), the Highway Traffic Act stipulates that both driver and passenger must wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
Yes. CA Vehicle Code Section 27803. (a) A driver and any passenger shall wear a safety helmet meeting requirements established pursuant to Section 27802 when riding on a moto…rcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle. (b) It is unlawful to operate a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle if the driver or any passenger is not wearing a safety helmet as required by subdivision (a). (c) It is unlawful to ride as a passenger on a motorcycle, motor-driven cycles, or motorized bicycle if the driver or any passenger is not wearing a safety helmet as required by subdivision (a). (d) This section applies to persons who are riding on motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, or motorized bicycles operated on the highways. (e) For the purposes of this section, "wear a safety helmet" or "wearing a safety helmet" means having a safety helmet meeting the requirements of Section 27802 on the person's head that is fastened with the helmet straps and that is of a size that fits the wearing person's head securely without excessive lateral or vertical movement. (f) This section does not apply to a person operating, or riding as a passenger in, a fully enclosed three-wheeled motor vehicle that is not less than seven feet in length and not less than four feet in width, and has an unladen weight of 900 pounds or more, if the vehicle meets or exceeds all of the requirements of this code, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and the rules and regulations adopted by the United States Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (g) In enacting this section, it is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that all persons are provided with an additional safety benefit while operating or riding a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle.
According to the American Motorcycle Association, a majority of states in the United States, including the District of Columbia, require both operators and passengers under a …certain age, usually 18 to 21, and Novice riders, to wear a safety helmet that conforms to federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Operators and passengers over the age of 21 years may be exempt with insurance requirement stipulations. However, Illinois and Iowa does not require a helmet for either adults or children. arizona
If your state doesn't require a motorcycle helmet do you have to wear a helmet in a state that does require one?
State-by-state guide to motorcycle helmet laws http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws.html yes
Yes you should because you could die from head trauma
To protect their heads in the event of a crash.
State-by-state guide to motorcycle helmet laws http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws.html Dont know about the other s…tates, but we dont have to wear one here in Minnesota
For a definite answer you need to check your local DMV website. It is a good bet however, that most states will require a helmet.