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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Missouri Helmet Law

Is it true that you are no longer required to wear a helmet in Missouri unless you are on an interstate? Anyone have any info on that? I heard it from a "semi-reliable" friend?

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Something is clearly in the works:

http://www.clutchandchrome.com/News/...ews0903036.htm

This article suggests it's now law:
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1524213.html

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Yep, that's true. The only stipulations are that you must be 21 years old and you cannot be riding on an interstate highway.
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Last I heard, it had passed the house but not the senate. That was a couple of weeks ago. Don't matter to me, will still wear my helmet.
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Yep, that's true. The only stipulations are that you must be 21 years old and you cannot be riding on an interstate highway.
That's exactly what I heard. Thanks for the info, although I believe I'll still wear my lid. Kind of a pain in the a** to have to pullover and put on your helmet when you hit the interstate? Where are you suppose to stow the helmet while riding?

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Government in action. Make people put on a helmet where it is statistically safer to ride and then allow you to take it off when it gets more dangerous. Stupid. Either have it or don't have it but don't dream up some BS compromise that is mornic. There are way too many elected officials that need to be moved into the private sector where actual results count.

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According to the MO legislature website, the bill has passed a House committee and is not law. Below is a summary of the bill.

SCS/SB 202 - This act provides that operating a motorcycle, in and of itself, shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence. The act also provides that when investigating an accident or settling an automobile insurance policy claim, no insurer, agent, producer, or claims adjuster of an insurer shall assign a percentage of fault to a party based upon the sole fact that the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner. This provision is similar to SB 505 (2007).

This act also exempts persons 21 years of age or older from wearing protective headgear except when operating or riding motorcycles or motortricycles upon interstate highways. The motorcycle helmet exemption expires on August 28, 2014 (Section 302.020).
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According to the MO legislature website, the bill has passed a House committee and is not law. Below is a summary of the bill.

SCS/SB 202 - This act provides that operating a motorcycle, in and of itself, shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence. The act also provides that when investigating an accident or settling an automobile insurance policy claim, no insurer, agent, producer, or claims adjuster of an insurer shall assign a percentage of fault to a party based upon the sole fact that the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner. This provision is similar to SB 505 (2007).

This act also exempts persons 21 years of age or older from wearing protective headgear except when operating or riding motorcycles or motortricycles upon interstate highways. The motorcycle helmet exemption expires on August 28, 2014 (Section 302.020).
Almost the same law here in Arkansas. I think it works.

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Chapter 20, Operation of Motorized Cycles; Subchapter 1. Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and motorized bicycles; Section 27-20-104 Standard equipment required . . . (b) :
"All passengers and operators of motorcycles and motor-driven cycles used upon the public streets and highways of this state shall be equipped with the following equipment under standards set forth by the Office of Motor Vehicle of the State of Arkansas:

(1) Protective headgear unless the person is twenty-one (21) years of age or older; and
(2) Protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields

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