New Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Law Goes Into Effect Next Friday

(Farmington) Missouri motorcyclists will have the option of riding without a helmet starting Friday the 28th.

Governor Mike Parson signed a bill into law in June which will allow riders 26 and older to operate a motorcycle without a helmet.

They must have both medical insurance and proof of financial responsibility.

Current Missouri law requires every person operating or riding a motorcycle to wear protective headgear.

Those in favor of the new law says it’s an issue of freedom and Missourians should be able to decide whether they want to wear a helmet.

Opponents say the helmet law saves lives and prevents life-long brain trauma.