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4 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

Alabama Mandatory
Alaska 18, passengers
Arizona 18
Arkansas (1996) 21
California Mandatory
Colorado 18, passengers
Connecticut 18, permit holders
Delaware 19, permit holders, reflectorization
Florida (2000) 21, Medical Insurance ($10K minimum)
Georgia Mandatory
Hawaii 18, reflectorization
Idaho 18
Illinois TOTALLY FREE!
Indiana 18, permit holders
lowa TOTALLY FREE!
Kansas 18
Kentucky (1998) All instructional permit holders, novice riders & those under 21
Louisiana (2004) Mandatory
Maine 18, permit holders, novice riders and passengers of riders requiring a helmet
Maryland Mandatory, reflectorization
Massachusetts Mandatory
Michigan 21, Medial Insurance ($20K), 2 years riding, Safety Course as of 4/13/12
Minnesota 18, permit holders
Mississippi Mandatory
Missouri Mandatory
Montana 18
Nebraska Mandatory
Nevada Mandatory
New Hampshire 18
New Jersey Mandatory, reflectorization
New Mexico 18, reflectorization
New York Mandatory, reflectorization
North Carolina Mandatory
North Dakota 18, reflectorization
Ohio 18 and novice riders
Oklahoma 18
Oregon Mandatory
Pennsylvania (2003) 21, 2 yrs riding or Safety Course
Rhode Island novice riders, 21, all passengers
South Carolina 21, reflectorization
South Dakota 18
Tennessee Mandatory
Texas (1997) 21, reflectorization
Utah 18
Vermont Mandatory, reflectorization
Virginia Mandatory
Washington Mandatory
West Virginia Mandatory, reflectorization
Wisconsin 18, permit holders
Wyoming 18
District of Columbia Mandatory, reflectorization
Puerto Rico Mandatory

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