There is no law that requires Colorado cyclists to wear helmets or prevents them from talking on cell phones while riding. Hopefully, most cyclists will view this as a common sense issue despite any formal laws in place. 6. CARS MUST GIVE THREE (3) FEET OF SPACE WHEN PASSING A BICYCLE .
Still, only three states — Illinois , Iowa , and New Hampshire —have absolutely no helmet laws whatsoever. The majority of states have laws requiring helmet use for younger riders (and, in Colorado , younger passengers).
Nebraska is one of 19 states and the District of Columbia that have universal motorcycle helmet laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet . According to the 2016 Nebraska Helmet Use Observation Report, 99.7% of motorcyclist were observed using a helmet ; 10.3% of those were illegal helmets .
Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet . The provision is part of a large transportation bill.
A person shall not ride a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle upon and along a sidewalk or pathway or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk where such use of bicycles or electrical assisted bicycles is prohibited by official traffic control devices or local ordinances.
Bicyclists are required to come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs and traffic lights displaying a red signal.
It is unlawful for a driver or a passenger not to wear a helmet at any time while on a motorcycle in California . The law applies to motorcyclists on rural and urban roads and highways. “ Wearing a safety helmet ,” means the helmet must comply with federal laws, and fit snugly on your head.
All men riding motorcycles must wear shirts . So men wishing to show off their muscular physique (and utter disregard for upper-torso protection) may continue to do so while riding .
The Road Rules state that a bicycle rider on roads and road-related areas must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened. This applies to all bicycle riders, including children on bicycles with training wheels and any child being carried as a passenger on a bike or in a bicycle trailer.
Universal helmet laws — state laws that require helmet use for all riders (operators and passengers) — are extremely effective. In 2019, 99 percent of motorcyclists observed in states with universal helmet laws were wearing helmets . Helmet laws that apply only to young riders are virtually impossible to enforce.
Montana Motorcycle Helmet Law In Montana , motorcycle operators and passengers under 18 must wear a helmet that meets the standards of the state’s Department of Justice. Also, any passengers under 18 are required to wear a helmet regardless of the driver’s age or experience.
Every motorcycle must be equipped with at least one but no more than two headlamps. All persons under the age of 18 must wear motorcycle safety helmets that are approved by the South Dakota Department of Transportation. A person riding in an enclosed cab attached to a motorcycle does not have to wear a safety helmet .
While there is no Missouri state law requiring bicycle helmets , many St. Louis municipalities including St. Louis County require cyclists under the age of 16 to wear a helmet . Trailnet recommends that all bicyclists wear a helmet while riding .
2020 Illinois : No Motorcycle Helmet Law Whatsoever Today, only Illinois , New Hampshire, and Iowa allow motorcyclists to decide on helmet use without any form of legislation requiring a motorcycle helmet for either drivers or passengers of a motorcycle .
Missouri law only enforces a $25 minimum fine for helmet violations, but the real cost of failing to wear a helmet can be much higher.