Why Minnesota Should Adopt A Helmet Law

A helmet law can help to save lives.

Riding a motorcycle can give you a sense of freedom. Unfortunately, it can also be much more dangerous than driving a car down the road. Minnesota does not require motorcycle riders to wear helmets, which may be one of the causes of the increased number of motorcycle related deaths in the past couple of years.

Thanks to the warm spring, summer, and fall temperatures, more riders have been out on the roads, many without a helmet. Half of the riders who have lost their life in 2015 were no wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Even though the motorcycle riding season has just about come to an end for the year, it is not too late to start thinking about requiring helmets for everyone who gets on a bike. Just like it is required to wear your seatbelt in a car, being required to wear a helmet can help to save countless lives throughout the year.

Between 1969 and 1977, Minnesota did have a helmet law, but it was then repealed. Minnesota does require riders under the age of 18 and riders with a permit to wear helmets at all times when on their motorcycle.

Along with wearing the right protective helmet, enrolling in a safe training course every few years to refresh your skills can also help to keep you safe on the road. All riders should also wear full protective gear to reduce the chance of injury in case of a crash.

Knowing that you have the right motorcycle insurance can help to give you the peace of mind that you deserve each time you hit the road. For all of your motorcycle coverage needs, contact Kurt Rolf Insurance Agency in Hopkins, Minnesota. As an independent insurance agency, we will work with you to ensure you have the right amount of coverage, all at the right price to fit your budget.