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Is wearing a motorcycle helmet cool? Motorcycle Club news

EP 458 Is wearing a motorcycle helmet cool? Motorcycle Club news
The busy summer months are just around the corner and you’re probably getting your motorcycle ready to ride. This year, you’ve decided to venture to a few new states and possibly do that cross-country tour you’ve been wanting to do. Each state you cross through will have varying laws for safety equipment requirements and your motorcycle itself. Do you know them all?
We’ve put together a list of the top six most common laws you should be aware of in each state. Check out the maps to know what is legal and what’s not in each state, so you can stay above the law on your grand tour.
Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws
The late 1960s, specifically 1967, was a time when the helmet laws changed dramatically. Before that year, helmets were something that “the losers” wore. Nobody “cool” was wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. That soon changed in 1967, when states were required to start mandating helmet use laws in order to qualify for certain federal safety programs and highway construction funds. Within a handful of years, the early 1970s saw almost all states enforcing a universal motorcycle helmet law. That stayed consistent until 1976 when states successfully lobbied Congress to stop the Department of Transportation from considering financial penalties on states without helmet laws in place.

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