Maine Motorcycle Helmet Law

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Maine Motorcycle Helmet Law

STATUTE:

Title 29-A. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 19. Operation. Subchapter I. Rules of the Road. Section 2083. Protective Headgear:

1. Requirement. The following persons must wear protective headgear:

A. If under 18 years of age, a passenger on a motorcycle or in an attached side car; [2009, c. 50, §1 (AMD).]

B. If under 18 years of age, an operator of a motorcycle; [2009, c. 50, §2 (AMD).]

C. An operator of a motorcycle, operating under a learner’s permit or within one year of successfully completing a driving test; and [2005, c. 577, §33 (AMD).]

D. A passenger of an operator required to wear headgear. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]

https://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/29-A/title29-Asec2083.html

FINE:

If you have information about the amount of the fine for violating Maine’s helmet law, please e-mail it to us. Thanks.

STANDARDS:

Title 29-A. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 19. Operation. Subchapter I. Rules of the Road. Section 2083. Protective Headgear. 3. Standard. :“Protective headgear must conform with minimum standards of construction and performance as prescribed by the American National Standards Institute specifications Z 90.1 or by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218.”

COURT DECISIONS:

We have not found any published cases from any of the Maine courts of record regarding challenges of the state’s helmet law on constitutional grounds, or any other.

CURRENT ACTIVITY:

If you know of any current activity regarding efforts to remove or otherwise amend Maine’s helmet law, in the Legislature or the Courts, please e-mail that information to us so we can update this site. Thanks.

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