Age Requirement

18 Years Old

Utah



STATUTE:

Title 41. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 6. Traffic Rules and Regulations. Article 15. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 41-6-107.8. Motorcycle or Motor-driven Cycle -- Protective Headgear -- Closed Cab Excepted -- Specifications and Standards. :

FINE:

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STANDARDS:

Title 41. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 6. Traffic Rules and Regulations. Article 15. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 41-6-107.8. Motorcycle or Motor-driven Cycle -- Protective Headgear -- Closed Cab Excepted -- Spedifications and Standards. :

COURT DECISIONS:

"This section is a valid exercise of police power; standards as to type of headgear to be worn are sufficiently specific; fact that it is applicable only to highways where speeds exceed 35 MPH does not render it invalid." State v. Acker, 26 Utah 2d 104, 485 P.2d 1038 (1971).

This decision has to do with the limited question of the State's right to impose safety regulation on individuals under the police powers, and not on the subject of unconstitutional vagueness by today's standards. Things have changed since 1971. The definition of "protective headgear" is vague; which means the Utah statute requiring motorcyclists to wear "protective headgear" is vague; which means the Utah helmet law is unconstitutional . . . State v. Acker notwithstanding.

CURRENT ACTIVITY:

If you know of any current activity regarding efforts to remove or amend Utah'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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