Texas Motorcycle Helmet Law
Generally, Texas requires all riders and passengers to wear a helmet that meets the safety standard of the state’s Department of Public Safety.
However, those 21 and over who successfully complete an approved motorcycle operator training and safety course or those covered by a health insurance plan providing at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred while operating the motorcycle can drive the bike without wearing a helmet. A peace officer may not stop or detain a person who is the operator of, or a passenger on, a motorcycle for the sole purpose of determining whether the person has successfully completed the motorcycle operator training and safety course or is covered by a health insurance plan.
If you are subject to the mandatory helmet law, it’s best to check with the Department of Public Safety to learn about current helmet safety standards before taking to the open road on a motorcycle.
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