The Continual Debate On Illinois Having No Motorcycle Helmet Law

An article in the October 9 2011 St. Louis Beacon, titled “Motorcycle helmet laws separate Illinois, Missouri” gives various legislative background and motorcyclist perspectives on the “motorcycle helmet law” vs. “no helmet law” debate.

As the article states:

Illinois is one of three states that have no law regarding motorcycle helmets, while Missouri is one of many that requires every rider to wear a helmet.

For detailed information on state helmet use laws, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has the page titled “Summary Chart of Key Provisions of State Motorcycle Safety Laws.” (pdf)


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