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Bicycle Helmets

As of the beginning of 2018, 21 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had laws requiring youth to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle. No state, however, had a bicycle helmet law applicable to adults. Nevertheless, more than 45 localities have so-called “all-rider” bicycle helmet laws applicable to all ages. Through a combination of legal research, web searches, and contacts with local governments, we have assembled the first-ever collection of the full text of these local all-rider bicycle helmet laws. Please see below.


Montevallo, AL


Jackson, MS
Ridgeland, MS
Starkville, MS


Berkely, MO
BlackJack, MO

Calverton, MO
Creve Coeur, MO
Creve Coeur, MO Penalty
Glendale, MO
Grantwood, MO
Olivette, MO
Olivette, MO Penalty
Pagedale, MO
Town and Country, MO
Velda City, MO
Velda Village, MO

New York

Greenburgh, NY
Rockland, NY

North Carolina

Black Mountain, NC
Boone, NC


Shaker Heights, OH


Oklahoma City, OK


Aberdeen, WA
Auburn, WA
Bainbridge, WA
Bellevue, WA
Bremerton, WA
City of Kent, WA
Des Moines, WA
Des Moines, WA Penalties
DuPont, WA
Duvall, WA
Eatonville, WA
Enumclaw, WA

Fircrest, WA
Gig Harbor, WA
Kent City, WA
Kings County, WA
Lakewood, WA
Lynwood, WA
Pierce County, WA
Port Angeles, WA
Puyallup, WA
Renton, WA
Seatac, WA
Snoqualmie, WA
Spokane, WA
Steilacoom, WA
Tacoma, WA
University Place, WA
Vancouver, WA

West Virginia

Morgantown, WV

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