Colorado by the Numbers:
Status of State Motorcycle Helmet Use Requirements as of December 1995

 
        Original
State     Law        Subsequent Action, Date(s) and Current Status
 
AZ      01/01/69     Repealed effective 5-27-76 except for persons under 18 years of age.
CO      07/01/69     Repealed effective 5-20-77.
ID      01/01/68     Repealed effective 3-29-78 except for persons under 18 years of age.
MT      07/01/73     Repealed effective 7-1-77 except for persons under 18 years of age.
NV      01/01/72     Helmet use required for all riders.
NM      05/01/67     Initial law applied only to cyclists under 18 years of age and to all 
                      passengers. Law requiring helmet use by all cyclists adopted
                      effective 7-1-73. Repealed effective 6-17-77 except for persons 
                      under 18 years of age.
UT      05/13/69     Helmets required only on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or higher. 
                      Effective 5-8-77 law changed to require helmet use only by persons 
                      under 18 years of age.
WA      07/01/67     Repealed effective 7-1-77. 7-1-87 helmet use required for riders under 18. 
                      Effective 6-8-90 helmet use required for all riders.
 

    Note: 25 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico require helmet use for all riders. 22 states require helmet use for certain riders. 3 states do not require helmet use for riders.  


Source: Traffic Safety Facts 1995: State Traffic Data, a National Center for Statistics and Analysis Fact Sheet, prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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