PA Motorcycle Helmet Law
Clarification of Motorcycle Helmet Law
The recent changes to the motorcycle helmet law have been controversial and misunderstood. Since your safety is important to us, we want to clarify it here.
Pennsylvania’s recent changes to the motorcycle helmet law did NOT completely revoke the broad legal requirement that all motorcyclists wear helmets.
Here’s a closer look:
- Motorcyclists must still wear approved helmets and eye-protective devices unless they are 21 and have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for more than two full years.
- A 21-year-old who has NOT been licensed for over two full years can ride without a helmet and eye protection if he or she completes a rider safety course approved by the Commonwealth or by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
- Passengers on motorcycles still must wear helmets until they are 21 and, if over 21, they can ride without a helmet and eye protection ONLY if the motorcycle operator qualities to do so.
Further information can be found at www.insurance-reform.org.