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Kentucky Motorcycle Helmet Law


Kentucky law requires all persons under 21 who operate or ride on a motorcycle or who ride in an attached sidecar to wear a helmet.

Helmets are also required to be worn by those drivers who have a motorcycle instruction permit and those who have held their motorcycle operator’s license for less than one year. Those driving under a permit are not permitted to carry passengers.

All motorcycle operators, regardless of age, must wear eye protection that has been approved by the Secretary of Transportation’s cabinet.

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Note: Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, although if you are injured in an accident, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States.

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