As a biker, it can be hard to keep up with the never-ending list of motorcycle laws and regulations. However, understanding our state’s motorcycle helmet laws won’t just keep you safe on the road; it will also help you avoid fines and keep you on solid legal ground in the aftermath of an accident. In this blog, we’ll answer one of the most common questions we get from motorcycle riders: Does Pennsylvania have a helmet law?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact motorcycle accident attorney Brad S. Tabakin. Armed with years of knowledge and experience, Mr. Tabakin has won multiple six- and seven-figure payouts for his clients. Call 877-333-0300 to schedule your free consultation.
Until then, read on to find out more about Pennsylvania’s motorcycle helmet laws:
What Is Pennsylvania’s Helmet Law?
In Pennsylvania, you may not operate a motorcycle without wearing Department of Transport-approved protective headgear. These helmets can be identified by the “DOT” sticker, which should be visible at all times on the outside of the helmet. The following information does not need to be visible on the outside of the helmet but must be permanently accessible without removing padding or other permanent parts of the helmet:
- Name of the manufacturer;
- Model designation; and
- Date the helmet was made.
Pennsylvania law also requires bikers to wear protective eyewear. While it’s recommended that you wear shatterproof eye protection, this is not mandatory. Protecting your eyes from the bugs, rocks, wind, and any other debris not only will improve visibility but also may prevent long-term damage to your eyes.
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Learn More About Pennsylvania Helmet Laws or Discuss Your Case with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even the best helmet can’t completely protect you from injuries in a crash. If you or a family member has been the victim of an auto accident, contact personal injury lawyer Brad Tabakin. Mr. Tabakin is a motorcycle enthusiast himself and can help you gather evidence to prove your claim and fight for the maximum settlement. Call 877-333-0300 to learn more.