The California state law requires all motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear helmets. The Department of Transportation has approved helmet types that drivers and passengers should wear. DOT-approved helmets will be the most effective in preventing fatal head injuries in the event of an accident. Look to see if a helmet is suitable, and make sure it is approved before purchasing.

Helmet specifications.

When searching for a helmet, drivers and passengers should look for helmets that are durable, and have an inner liner that will absorb impact. This safety feature will help to ensure maximum safety while riding. The helmet should be sturdy, and weigh approximately three pounds. The weight of the helmet helps to sustain reliable and safe protection against head injuries.

Abiding by the rules.

According the California legislature, the helmet requirement states:

(a) A driver and any passenger shall wear a safety helmet meeting requirements established pursuant to Section 27802 when riding on a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle.

Heeding this law will significantly help to prevent injuries, and will also set an example for other motorcycle drivers and passengers on the road. Be the careful driver and respectful passenger who help to make the roads a safer place.

If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, seek advice from a skilled personal injury lawyer to learn about the steps you can take to protect your legal rights.

Our founding attorney, Scott J. Corwin, has more than 25 years of experience in representing accident victims injured in all forms of motorcycle accidents, in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and throughout the state of California.