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Helmet Laws Articles
Helmet Law Repeal Bill Up For Debate in Nebraska Legislature
The state's current universal helmet law has been in place since 1989.
26 January 2021
New ECE Standards To Include Crash-Testing Helmet Accessories
Is your comm system or action cam safe?
23 July 2020
Missouri Helmet Law Repealed, Lids Not Mandatory Anymore
There are a few conditions.
15 July 2020
Missouri On Track To Change State Helmet Laws
State's governor is looking at a bill allowing many riders to ditch their skid lids.
21 May 2020
Maryland State Senate Just Heard Another Helmet Law Repeal Bill
Just another little bit of history repeating.
06 February 2020
Motorcycle Helmets Will Remain Mandatory In Missouri After All
17 July 2019
German Court Says Sikhs Must Wear Helmets, No Exceptions
The court states that safety is most important for riders and drivers.
08 July 2019
Pennsylvanians Rally For Bikers Rights
But where'd they all park?
04 June 2019
Helmets Could Become Optional In Missouri
New bill could change the mandatory helmet law.
30 May 2019
Helmet Law Now Extended To 21 And Under In Connecticut
Promoting safety one step at the time.
15 May 2019
Anti-Helmet Law Bill Shot Down After Common Sense Prevails
Riders take a stand against big helmet and its lobbyists in North Carolina.
08 May 2019
Texas Bill Would Close Helmet Law Loophole
The proposed change would enable police to stop helmetless riders to ensure they comply with the legal conditions of helmetless riding.
17 February 2019
Gary Busey's Traumatic ATGATT Conversion
This explains a lot
18 October 2018
UPDATE: Ontario Okays Sikh Helmet Law Exemption
Sikh's may now legally ride helmetless in Ontario
31 August 2018
Will Alberta’s Helmet Exemption for Sikhs Raise Insurance Premiums?
Without a public insurance provider in Alberta, many wonder to what extent Sikhs might impact the insurance premiums of Alberta riders as a whole
11 April 2018
Watson On: CDC Proposal For Mandatory Helmet Laws Across The U.S.
A federal task force is preparing to recommend mandatory helmet laws across the U.S., here are out thoughts about what that might mean for motorcyclists.
22 November 2013
Michigan repeals helmet law
Yesterday, only 19 states had totally mandatory helmet laws. Today that number is 18. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder just signed into law a bill making helmet use optional in that state — with strings attached. Informally known as “Darwin’s Law,” the bill allows riders to choose whether or not to wear a helmet if they’re at least 21 years old, carry an additional $20,000 in medical insura...
13 April 2012
Could changing DOT labels prevent novelty helmet use?
Bad news lovers of head protection in name only. New rules being put in place by the federal government are intended to stamp out use of non-DOT-approved, “For Novelty Use Only” helmets on American roads. The change is coming in response to an 11 percent increase in the use of novelty over DOT helmets and is intended to make it harder for wearers and sellers to mislabel their make-believe prod...
17 May 2011
Tourism, tax dollars and helmet laws
“Mine is the only bill that will create new jobs and revenue for Nevada without raising taxes,” says state senator Don Gustavson. The bill he’s trying to pass? One that will modify Nevada’s vehicle code to allow motorcycle riders 21 and up to choose whether or not to wear a helmet. Gustavson predicts benefits including increased tourism, more money spent at casinos, new jobs at new motorcy...
30 March 2011
Feds put unhelmeted heads on most wanted list
The National Transportation Safety Board has added universal helmet laws to its most wanted list of national safety improvements, right alongside texting while driving. Right now, only 20 states have universal helmet laws and three states — Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire — have no helmet law whatsoever. “According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, head injury is the leading cause o...
17 November 2010
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