If you’re a motorcycle rider in Indiana, it’s important to understand the state’s motorcycle helmet laws. Not only can wearing a helmet protect you from serious injury but it’s also required by law in certain situations. Here’s what you need to know about Indiana’s motorcycle helmet laws:
When is a helmet required?
In Indiana, all motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet.
What are the helmet requirements?
Helmets worn by motorcycle riders and passengers in Indiana must meet certain safety standards. The helmet must have a hard outer shell, a retention system to keep it securely on the rider’s head, and a thick inner liner to absorb impact. The helmet must also have a sticker indicating that it meets the safety standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Why wear a helmet?
Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce your risk of serious injury or death in the event of a motorcycle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 41% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle passengers.
Where can I find more information?
If you’re looking for more information on Indiana’s motorcycle helmet laws, you can visit the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles website. You can also find resources on motorcycle safety from the NHTSA and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
At Tauber Law Offices, we understand the importance of motorcycle safety and the impact that a motorcycle accident can have on your life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.