Mo. Bill Allows Adults to Forgo Motorcycle Helmets

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists to forgo wearing helmets on the road.

The measure given first-round approval Tuesday would allow riders over the age of 21 to not wear a helmet when traveling.

Current law requires motorists to wear helmets or face a fine of up to $300 on the first offense. Future violations carried steeper fines and the possibility of prison sentences.

The bill needs one more House vote before moving to the Senate. Lawmakers adjourn May 17.

The bill is HB555.

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