Age Requirement

18 Years Old

Arizona



STATUTE:

Title 28. Transportation Chapter 6. Uniform Act Regulating Traffic On Highways. Article 16. Equipment. Section 28-964. Motorcycles; motor driven cycles; equipment; exception; prohibition:

FINE:

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

STANDARDS:

We are currently researching the Arizona regulations to determine exactly what standard they have adopted to define "protective headgear". Apparently the "director" approves their so-called safety equipment.

COURT DECISIONS:

"There is valid state interest in requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets while driving, and therefore provision of this section prohibiting driving of motorcycle without helmet is valid constitutional extension of state's police power." State v. Beeman (App. 1975) 25 Ariz.App. 83, 541 P.2d 409.

"Primary purpose of provision of this section requiring wearing of protective headgear while operating a motorcycle is to prevent injury to motorcyclists from cranial trauma." (therefore) "In light of highway dangers, provision of this section requiring wearing of protective headgear while operating a motorcycle is constitutional exercise of police power in area of highway safety." State v. Also (App. 1969) 11 Ariz.App. 227, 463 P.2d 122.

CURRENT ACTIVITY:

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

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