Indiana Motorcycle Helmet Law

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Indiana Motorcycle Helmet Law


Title 9. Motor Vehicles. Article 19. Motor Vehicle Equipment. Chapter 7. Motorcycle Equipment. 9-19-7-1 Minors; protective headgear and face shields. Section 1. :“An Individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who is operating or riding on a motorcycle shall do the following:”(1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau.
“(2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.”


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The statute defines “protective headgear” as a helmet that meets the standards established by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 CFR 571.218 as in effect January 1, 1979. . . .”


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


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