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Minnesota Motorcycle Helmet Law


Under Minnesota law, all motorcycle operators and riders under 18 must wear a helmet. In addition, all operators driving a motorcycle under a learner's permit, regardless of age, must wear a helmet.

Those driving under a learner's permit are not allowed to carry passengers, nor can they drive on interstates at night.

Minnesota law also requires all motorcycle operators, regardless of age, to wear eye protection. All helmets and eye-protection devices must comply with the standards established by Minnesota's Commissioner of Public Safety.

The only exceptions to Minnesota's helmet and eye protection laws are for those participating in an officially-authorized parade and for those riding within an enclosed cab.

Because helmet and eye protection standards are subject to change, it is advisable to check with the Public Safety Commissioner before taking a motorcycle out on Minnesota roadways.

Need more information on state laws? Learn more about the laws where you live.

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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