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State Lawmaker Wants More Young Motorcyclists To Wear Helmets

Oct 3, 2017
Originally published on October 2, 2017 12:23 pm

A state lawmaker wants more young motorcyclists to wear helmets. A state senator is working on removing the exemption for riders under 21.

Sen. Keith Perry’s (R-Gainesville)  bill would change the helmet exemption from 16 to 21. Under the change, drivers over 21 must have an insurance policy for at least $10,000  to ride without a helmet. Each motorcycle registered to someone under 21 will have a specific license plate.

If the law passes, motorcyclists under 21 who are not wearing a helmet will be charged with noncriminal traffic infraction. 

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