{ct} what’s wrong with this pic – motorcycle helmet

October 7, 2015


What’s wrong with this picture? … No helmets. We were in Connecticut which does not have motorcycle helmet law.


Strictly, that’s not true. Connecticut does require operators under 18 and those with only a motorcycle permit to wear helmets. Supposedly, the state had a helmet law, until it was repealed in 1976. In 1989, it passed what is commonly known as a “partial” helmet law, with age restrictions, as described above.

Its law does require protective eyewear, such as goggles or glasses. So, the State of CT does want to protect your eyes, while your brain splatters all over the pavement.

A lot of us may be under the impression that motorcycle helmet law is predominate. Actually, only 19 states plus the District of Columbia require helmet from all motorcycle riders. 3 states have no helmet law. The rest of the states (28) impose some age restrictions, typically 18 – 20 years old. Beyond the restricted ages, motorcycle riders are not require to wear helmets.


One Response to “{ct} what’s wrong with this pic – motorcycle helmet”

  1. annalice said

    motorcycles are so dangerous! I see so many motorcycle accidents at the hospital! would be dumb not to wear a helmet

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