Helmet Laws by State

Helmet Laws by State

Welcome to the 50 State Helmet Law Review. Here you will find a page on each state with whatever information we have on hand. This is a continuing work-in-progress... so if you don't see something here and you can supply any missing or new information, please email us. Thanks.

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Totally Free Choice States
24 States with partial or modified helmet laws
3 States with modified laws requiring medical insurance
19 States still mandatory for all riders

STATE

OVERVIEW

Mandatory

18, passengers

18

21

Mandatory

18, passengers

18, permit holders

19, permit holders, reflectorization

21, Medical Insurance (min $10K)

Mandatory

18, reflectorization

18

TOTALLY FREE!

18, permit holders

TOTALLY FREE!

18

All instructional permit holders, novice riders, and those under 21

Mandatory

18, permit holders, novice riders and passengers of riders requiring a helmet

Mandatory, reflectorization

Mandatory

21 and older, plus medical insurance requirement

18, permit holders

Mandatory

Mandatory

18

Mandatory

Mandatory

18

Mandatory, reflectorization

18, reflectorization

Mandatory, reflectorization

Mandatory

18, reflectorization

18 and novice riders

18

Mandatory

21, 2 yrs riding or Safety Course

21, novice riders, all passengers

21, reflectorization

18

Mandatory

21, reflectorization

18

Mandatory, reflectorization

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory, reflectorization

18, permit holders

18

District of Columbia

Mandatory, reflectorization

Puerto Rico

Mandatory

No Helmet Law

2 States 100% Free

Age Requirement + Insurance

2 States Partially Free, 21 and Over

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