Hartford – Motorcycle Helmet Law Passed by House
A bill requiring motorcycle riders under the age of 21 to wear a helmet was just passed by the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Starting October 1, 2019, Connecticut will join nine other U.S. states that require helmet use. The bill was created in response to the Department of Transportation data that half of motorcycle deaths or serious injuries happened to riders not wearing helmets. Violators of this law will be fined up to $90, depending on circumstances. According to Deputy Speaker Michelle Cook (D – Torrington), a strong proponent of the bill, the state should do more to protect the safety of motorcycle operators, particularly those without enough experience to deal with common road risks — distracted drivers, etc.
This bill is particularly important because it highlights how Connecticut laws are constantly being shaped to promote road safety and protect its citizens from injury. We need to be aware of this and other laws related to road safety so that we can protect our rights when we or our loved ones are involved in any road accident.
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