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Hidden Helmet Legislation?

  • The Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association (CMRA) has identified helmet legislation within a bill called HB5330: AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

    This legislation covers several topics, with language regarding wetlands, building permits and bicycles. However, section 19(b) on page 22 of the 29-page bill introduces the topic of helmets. This section seems aimed toward new riders, following section 19(a), which requires helmets for riders under the age of eighteen (18). Section 19(b) would require wearing a helmet for the first three (3) years after receiving a motorcycle endorsement on their license. The wording is such that it would require an experienced rider moving to Connecticut to wear a helmet for the next three (3) years.

    The CMRA is working to organize riders in the Constitution State to attend a hearing on the bill at 10:00 am on March 4th, 2024. They will address lawmakers in an effort to push back against this proposed legislation. This bill in Connecticut is a second warning in as many days to all state motorcyclist rights organizations that attempts at helmet legislation are not dead. We must remain vigilant to continue allowing those who ride to decide what they wear. The MRF applauds this vigilance, and we will help them however we can.

    Hearing at 10:00 am on Monday, March 4th, regarding HB5330.

    To learn more about the bill in Connecticut and help CMRA with its efforts, click the buttons below.

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