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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.64

Introduced by Representative Rodgers of Glover

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; motorcycles; helmets

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to amend the motorcycle helmet law by:

(1)  Requiring all persons riding on a motorcycle who are under age 21 to wear a helmet.

(2)  Requiring all persons riding on a motorcycle to wear a helmet when the operator has had a motorcycle endorsement for less than one year.

(3)  Providing that persons not referenced above have the option of wearing a helmet.

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1256 is amended to read:

§ 1256.  MOTORCYCLES- HEADGEAR Motorcycles; Headgear

Use of motorcycle helmets shall be as follows:

(1)  No person under the age of 21 may operate or ride upon a motorcycle upon a highway unless he wears upon his head or she is properly wearing protective headgear reflectorized in part and of a type approved by the commissioner.  The headgear shall be equipped with either a neck or chin strap.

(2)  No person may operate or ride upon a motorcycle without the protective headgear referred to in subdivision (1) of this section if the operator has held a motorcycle endorsement for less than one year.

(3)  All other persons operating or riding upon a motorcycle shall have the option of wearing protective headgear.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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