Safety advocates point out that many states – including Pennsylvania – do not have particularly stringent laws requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. In fact, in Pennsylvania, riders are not required to wear a motorcycle helmet provided that they:
- Are over 21 years old; and
- Have been licensed for more than two consecutive years or have completed an approved motorcycle safety course
Wearing the right protective gear is important because it is difficult to anticipate the actions of other motorists. No matter how skilled a rider may be, there will be times when someone in a larger vehicle does not see him on the road or fails to provide him enough room to maneuver.
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Source: PBS.org, “Why Rise in Motorcycle Deaths Hasn’t Meant Tougher Helmet Laws.”